Standing in the Midst of a Storm September 2, 2009

The past three weeks have been amazing! As you may know, my dad stepped into glory just a few weeks back. The day of his Celebration, Kim suffered a second stroke. We got her home from the hospital a few days later only to return with yet another clot!
In spite of these life changing events, I have never felt more peace than I do right now. There is a sense of stability in my life right now that I can hardly explain. It has been interesting to watch eyes lately as I have tried to explain this. Most either think I’ve lost it, or am simply in denial of what is taking place. So, may I be completely clear. . . “I truly feel as though I am on solid ground in the middle of the most horrendous storm of my life.” I have never felt more comfort nor peace.
A few things I know. The first, hundreds of people have been praying for us. Second, God is bigger than anything Satan may throw my way. Third, if God is involved in the events, He has good planned for me through it. He assures us that His plans are to prosper us, not to harm us. We also know that he makes good come from bad! Either way, He’s got us covered!
I can’t help but think of Exodus 33. The passage details an amazing event which Moses lived to tell about. Moses knows that God is about to send him out. Many details he has no clue of, but most importantly he wants to know who exactly God will send with him to help. God’s response, “My presence will go with you and I will give you rest.” ‘Nuff said! If His presence is with us, what more could he/we need?
Check out this exerpt from Exodus 33.
“Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”
19 And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”
21 Then the LORD said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. 22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”

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