Despite the Storm

The alarm was set and my walking shoes were waiting. I had every intention of heading out early to see the sunrise. However, I did not wake up so soft music but to furious lighting and thunder. Instead of walking, I sat down and penned a poem. I pray it blesses you.fall fog pictures 018

Despite the Storms

Though all around me shakes and shouts,
Though torrents beat against my house,
Though I can’t find a safe way out,
My Father’s there, despite my doubt.

Though I don’t see far past today,
Though I can’t tell who goes – what stays,
Though my tomorrows might give way,
My Father’s hand is strong and safe.

Though often I fail heeding calls,
Though when I walk, I sometimes fall,
Though when I run I hit the wall,
Christ is my fortress, strong and tall.

Though never touched I shielding wings.
Though never heard the songs He sings,
Though never been before a King,
My Savior good to me will bring.

My Lord, my Shepherd, King and Friend,
Provides for me to heaven’s end.
His plans are safe and will not bend.
Though I His ways can’t comprehend.

And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?” ~Matthew 8:23-27 ESV

(Poem and Pictures, Heidi Viars 2014)

18 Comments on “Despite the Storm

  1. Sorry you didn’t get your walk in, but so thankful for this poem! Thank you and God bless you in all the storms.

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    • He is faithful in the storm and the sunny days, my friend. I am trying to memorize the first chapter of James and am realizing how important those trials are to our faith… Sending much love your way, dearest Debbie

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    • thank you so much, Liana … God’s plans for us are good ones … no matter what it looks like! Blessing to you, dear dear friend!

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