beauty after the storm

“And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”
Matthew 8:23-27

I am not a fan of storms. In fact I am scared of it, lightning, high winds, tornadoes, hurricanes or what we call typhoon in the Philippines and of course….flooding.

There’s just something about the power of nature that we should not belittle at all.

But as with all other storms, there is always a promise of beauty when it passes.

Moon and stars in the clear blue skies, sun peaking behind the clouds, the promise of a rainbow, birds singing, frogs croaking and trees and plants coming to life and have you noticed those mushrooms in the yard?

Aren’t our lives-like this?

For every storm that passes, it reveals a beauty that is different from the other.

Something that we didn’t know about.

Something that is hidden, undiscovered until after the storm.

A new you, with a renewed strength, a better outlook and appreciation for everything that we consider small.

Storms that reminds us of how great and powerful and forgiving and loving our God is.

He who is the maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:2)

He who will not slumber. (Psalm 121:3)

He who watches over us, He who shades us at our right hand. (Psalm 121:4)

He who will keep us from all harm, He who watches over our life. (Psalm 121:7)

He who watches our coming and going – yesterday, today, tomorrow and forevermore. (Psalm 121:8)

Yes, there is beauty after the storm, He is a God that keeps His promises.

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.”
1 Peter 5:10-11

What about you friends, did you see the beauty after the storm? I’d love to hear!

All good things,
Charina

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4 thoughts on “beauty after the storm

  1. Oh, yes. After-storm beauty is the best reflection of grace! Certainly worth enduring the crashing waves as He has promised with the rainbow they will only be temporary… Hugs to you, friend!

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