Saturday, October 24, 2009

We Need Storms

I was told that a friend of mine was going through a difficult time. A time that no one ever wants to go through or think about; a husband losing sight of Life.

I have been festering, all afternoon, over an issue. When the phone rang, I was on my way to losing it. (It was a random festering issue.)

When the person on the other line told of the storm my friend was going through, my heart ached.

I know what going through a storm feels like. My mind began writing an email.

Hi friend, I would say "I'm praying" but I know how trivial that sounds coming from a person not in your shoes. Kind of sounds so petty to tell a person, "I'm praying" and then go about eating that last peace of candy in the fridge.

So here is what I will say. I am praying, but I'm praying specifically. I liked when people said they were being specific with their prayers. Made me feel like I was taken seriously. So I am praying that when you heart wants to scream, you will scream to the Lord. When you want to walk because it hurts to run that you will run to the Lord. When you don't know what to say, God will provide the words to your children. When you lay in bed, Christ will lay with you. And when you go to the door, he is there and you guys will be the wiser because of the tears.

Then I began thinking of my own storm that passed a while back. My mind bounced to the rain and how important it is. How life on Earth requires a drink. Then I paralleled the two.

If it never rains on Earth, nothing will ever grow except the weeds that drown out the earths beauty. If it never rains in our life, our fruit will never grow and we will have nothing to share with others.

We need the storms.....


  1. Yeppers. But I still don't like the rain. Just being honest. I wish I could honestly plead, "bring on the rain" without fear of what would happen........I guess that's why God gives us friends--umbrellas, to help make the rain just a little more tolerable.

  2. you are so right. it doesnt make being in a downpour any easier, but every word you spoke is 100% true.

  3. I've been through a storm, and I wouldn't have changed a thing. Is that bad to say...NO, I learned something that God was trying to teach me. Do I wish I had my baby in my arms instead of it being in God's...everyday, but God is so much bigger and better and one day, one day I will reunite! Love you Megan, I love how wise you are getting in your old age :)

  4. Amen. Makes me think of Romans 8:26 (or somewhere close to there!) where it talks about how the Spirit intercedes for us in prayer, when we don't know how or what to as for, the Spirit is interceding with groans that words can't express. He knows our storm and is listening to us. He aches for us too. Somehow that makes me feel better in my storm. I love you Meg. - Terri Niles


For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. -Corinthians 5:14