through the calm…

Before we got all this snow, it had been a pretty quiet weekend – it was dreary and wet. We went out a bit before it got wet. My oldest daughter was sick with the flu. We even had to keep the kids separated a bit because of it. I didn’t leave the house once, even though I really wanted to. But couldn’t. It didn’t feel like a storm or anything just a quiet calm. A little frustrating at times but we still had our fun moments playing games, puzzles, watching movies, and what-not.

I was really looking forward to going to work if for nothing else just to get out! I was all dressed for work and then Isa comes in to announce that I have no work either! Honestly I was a little disappointed which is kind-of messed up you know. ANother day to play and here I am disappointed about it? Several inches of snow outside and here I am moping around? Well yeah – that was how I felt to be honest. But later after probably the third trip I decided to stop doing things outside and just sit down and enjoy it. If you know me well, you know that I don’t usually do that – I’m just too busy to sit and relax and enjoy… And then I realized, this day was what I needed. It isn’t about being busy and going to work or going somewhere but stopping and enoying what is right there in front of me.

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I hadn’t thought about it again until this morning when I heard the song “You Never Let Go” … in particular the “you never let go… through the calm and through the storm”. I well and know the storm part, but the calm – felt distant and a bit foreign to me until now. I don’t know calm. It’s foreign. I want to DO things, not sit still. Not be stuck inside.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I’m caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won’t turn back
I know you are near

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We’ll live to know You here on the earth

Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You, still I will praise You

Thank you God for the reminder.

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3 responses to “through the calm…

  1. Great song! I love it. Keep on keepin’ on, man. God is faithful.

    I do understand the restlessness that comes with not being able to just get up and go when you want to. Call me if you wanna vent.

  2. being still is hard … & yet, probably the most prominent time that God speaks to us. I pray you could learn … all us learn to be still. – td

  3. hey howdy – td

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