Praising Him Even Through The Storm

Through the storms of life, through the hurt, the pain, the suffering, the last thing we think to do is praise.  The last thing we want to do is thank God for what we have.  Instead, we tend to focus on what we don’t have.

Peace.

Health.

Comfort.

Support.

When trials come our way, we often focus on them.  We focus on what we lost, what we don’t have, what we want, what we’re going through.  And we lose the right perspective.  We become like Peter.  We take our eyes off of Jesus and what He’s doing with and through us, and look at the storm that is raging around us.

My prayer of late has been this:  Jesus, help me praise You even through the storm.

The song (literally called Praise You in This Storm) by Casting Crowns sums it up pretty well…

1st Verse

I was sure by now, God, that You would have reached down

and wiped our tears away

stepped in and saved the day.

But once again, I say amen

and it’s still raining

as the thunder rolls

I barely hear you whisper through the rain,

“I’m with you”

and as Your mercy falls

I raise my hands and praise

the God who gives and takes away.

Chorus

And I’ll praise You in this storm

and I will lift my hands

for You are who You are

no matter where I am

and every tear I’ve cried

You hold in your hand

You never left myself side

and though my heart is torn,

I will praise You in this storm.

Though we go through the hardest struggles, we will praise Him even then, because He’s still good, and He’s still faithful, and He’s still with us.  His love is with us even then.

So Father, no matter how fierce this storm may seem, Your love is fiercer.  No matter how great this wind may feel, Your peace is greater.  And because of that, I choose

To praise You even through the storm.

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18 thoughts on “Praising Him Even Through The Storm

  1. Amen!! Thank you for writing this, Hannah, and praising Him through the stormy trial you are in right now. ❤ May we all keep our eyes on Jesus and not sink. Praying for you, dear friend! 🙂

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  2. Great post, Hannah! This is an amazing reminder. 😊 Though we might be going through something tough, it’s all apart of His perfect plan for us. It may not seem like it’s good while we’re in it, but God allows us to go through trials for a purpose. We may not know what purpose, but He does! — I love that song by Casting Crowns!! It’s a great song of encouragement. 💕

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  3. I’m not sure if this went through beforehand… so here I is again, in case it didn’t 🙂

    On Sunday the sermon at my church was on the miracle where Jesus silenced the storm. One of the points was: In storms of life Jesus is WITH us, right there. Just like Jesus was there in the boat on Lake Galilee. The waves may be huge, the wind may be strong and the boat may seem to be breaking. But, Jesus is here. He’s not shouting directions from ashore. No.
    He Is Here. That totally encouraged me and I thought I would share it ❤

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    1. Thank you SO much for sharing this! Its so true, and something I’ve never really thought of quite like that. It’s amazing how you can read a certain passage SOO MANY times (and even quiz on it) and STILL read it for the 101st time and be like “Oh, I never thought of it that way before.” Yes, thank you for sharing! ❤️❤️

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  4. Yes, that happens to me too! I’ll have heard a passage SO often and then at the 101th time it hits me, just like you said! Recently I experienced that with 2.Corinthians 12:9 . ❤❤

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