Let me start off by saying I have been having major trouble walking the last few days. I have a big bruise on the right knee where I fell last week. And back pain---I guess its a delayed reaction and I'm hoping it will all go away soon.
While going over some of the blogs I follow I came across one that gave ideas on writing prompts. It gave a list of things that one could write about on their blogs. The one I liked the most was "your favorite song and why". I love Casting Crowns "Praise you Thru this Storm" or as I call it Praise you in this storm. It's a song that just gets to the heart no matter if you are in a trial or not. It's a song that brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it and one that uplifts as well. And this is why it speaks to me: Several Years ago I had my first mammogram and it came back postive. I was given exactly 3 days to return for a repeat test. In these 3 days I was also praying for 3 of my grandkids as they were in a bad situation and I knew things had to be resolved or else. I felt an overwhelming power come over me and I knew God had heard my prayers for them. I tried not to worry about the test I was facing but the drive to the hospital was like a million mile drive--never ending but too close. Just as I pulled into the parking lot this song came on and I sat there and cried. I said "Lord whatever today hold I know You hold the keys to unlock it. Help me not to be afraid". The song ended and I went inside. I was taken right in and retested and then I sat and waited. They came back and ask me to redo this test and the look on the nurses face wasn't one you wanted to see. She looked very concerned but assured me everything was allright--yeah right. Anyhow I went back to wait once more. Well would you believe they ask me to do it a third time and this round they made sure they squeezed the life out of me. All I could think of was this thing must be massive and they were trying to figure out the best way to tell me. Finally I was called back to the doctor's room. He ask me if I wanted to sit and I said no thanks. And then he began, "Well I just want to show you what we found on the first test". When he pointed to that xray I went right thru the floor. The mass was the size of a fist and I could just imagine what the future held for me. And then his voice came thru my fog--"I would like you to see what we found today " My eyes followed his finger to a new xray and I nearly fainted " I don't know what happened here " he was saying "but there is nothing here" I let out a Thank You Lord and slapped that ole doctor on the back and started crying. As I left the room I think I heard him say softly "Yes thank you Lord for not taking another life" That song gave me the courage to face the fear and to accept whatever was to come. It still speaks to me even today because no matter what we are going thru I know God is always with us and He doesn't always step in and remove the stumbling blocks from before us. Trials and test are hard but this is how we grow in faith. So if you are facing a trial know that there is hope and you will emerge a stronger, newer person because God is no respecter of persons. If He touched me He will touch you. Just Praise Him Thru The Storm.