Monday, February 7, 2011

I Will Praise You In This Storm

Tuesday morning I hopped into the car to run a couple quick errands before the big storm hit. As we took off down the street, Praise You In This Storm by Casting Crowns began playing on the radio, a favorite song of mine with a lot of meaning.

I laughed to myself that they were playing this right before the biggest snow storm in years was to hit.

Although this song is not referring to a snow storm but the storms of life, in the sense of snow storms.....this was a biggy. In the sense of storms of life, this is a small one.

As I was shoveling on Wednesday morning for what seemed like hours, I wanted to be complaining about my sore arms, my sore back and the fact that it felt like we were getting no where. As these thoughts came to my head, I was once again reminded of hearing this song the day before.

My attitude of complaining began to change to an attitude of gratitude.

"Yes, Lord. I WILL PRAISE YOU in this storm!"

I will praise You for the beauty of the snow.

I will praise You for the ability to be out there shoveling.

I will praise You for a husband that can be out there shoveling too.

I will praise You for the warm house I have to go into after I'm done.

478~ Thank You notes in the mail.

479~ snow boots

480~ homemade hot cocoa

481~ how mini marshmallows get all frothy in hot cocoa

482~ snow tunnels

483~ mounds of snow to sled down

484~ kind neighbors

485~ sore muscles after tons of shoveling

486~ piles of boots, coats, snow pants, hats, scarves, and mittens

487~ feet of snow


Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Such a wonderful post. I love that song. Looks like everyone was having fun in the snow! Perfect to come into a warm home and some hot cocoa! :)

Craig said...

I’m here from Ann’s. Sorry so late but it takes a long time to get through all of these gratitude lists. And…

amen – gratitude through the storm – through the shoveling – through the difficulty – that is faith! amen

My fave from your list:

486~ piles of boots, coats, snow pants, hats, scarves, and mittens (this is love – scattered pieces of love – family is love)

This was a really good thing to read today

God Bless and Keep You and all of yours