- Written by Linda Wyatt
As I sit and watch the approaching storm in the early morning light, I see the dance of the large oak swaying in the wind as if clapping its hands unto the Lord. I love to watch a storm, especially a storm at sea. Each time I visit the ocean, I pray for a storm. There is just something awesome about all that power. The wind blowing, waves crashing, it always brings my thoughts to the storms of life. My little boat and I setting sail on the ocean called life.
You see, when I set sail, all was calm. The weather forecast is clear, so here I go rowing across life's sea, happy as can be. What's that? It seems like the wind is picking up a little. Is that thunder I hear? Then I see dark clouds building on the horizon and before I know it, my little boat is in serious trouble. I row faster trying to stay afloat; I am spent and exhausted with tears running down my face. I sit in my little boat bailing out the water as fast as I can . I look up to heaven and cry: God where are you? Then I hear a whisper saying: do not fear, be still my child, remember my word:
“Thou rulest the raging of the sea, when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.” (Psalms 89:9)
“He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.” (Psalms 107:29)
“Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters.” (Isaiah 43:16)
“Thy way is in the sea and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.” (Psalms 77:19)
“When thou passest through the water, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not over flow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee, for I am the Lord thy God.” (Isaiah 43:2)
So I simply place my hand in yours Jesus and find peace as I follow you through the storm on the path which you have made for me through the mighty waters.
“For thou numberest my steps” (Job 14:16)
“Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.” (II Samuel 22:37)
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy.” (Psalms 16:11)
Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path. Jesus you are the master of the storm. I find joy in knowing that you have already made for me a path through the mighty sea.
Linda Wyatt, and her husband, Tony, pastor Apostolic New Testament Church in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. Linda is active, not only as a Pastor's wife, but in Children's Ministry and teaching on the Christian Home and Family. She serves as the Ladies Ministries Leader of Section 6. In her free time, she enjoys reading decorating magazines and scrapbooking.