Why Does It Take A Storm?

Matthew 8:23-27

This familiar passage of scripture tells one of the most well known stories of the Bible. Jesus calms the wind and the waves by rebuking them with His authority. The disciples were afraid during the storm but after it was over marveled in amazement at the power of Jesus. You and I are like the disciples. Going about our business as usual, living our lives as normal, until the day a storm arises and we are overwhelmed with fear. We must do the same thing they did. Go get Jesus and let Him calm the storm. The storms always humble us by letting us realize that we are powerless when it comes to control. Praise God He is always in control and has the power and the desire to calm the storms in our lives.

Days go by, and I never think
Of how weak I am in my own strength
Then in the night when I can’t see
The storm clouds rise and I hit my knees

Why does it take a storm to bring me to my knees?
Why must my eyes fill with tears before I can see?
Right now I’m where I belong, on my face before Your throne
So thank you, Father, for the storm

Why must I try to be
In control of everything
This storm You gave helps me to see
That You, my God, know what I need

Why does it take a storm to bring me to my knees?
Why must my eyes fill with tears before I can see?
Right now I’m where I belong, on my face before Your throne
So thank you, Father, for the storm

Help me live before Your throne
In the storm and in the calm
When skies are blue or filled with gray
At Your feet I have to stay

Why does it take a storm to bring me to my knees?
Why must my eyes fill with tears before I can see?
Right now I’m where I belong, on my face before Your throne
So thank you, Father, for the storm

photo credit: Laura Clonch

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