Sunday, May 1, 2011

Perfect peace

All through my childhood years and into my teens, I lived in the midst of constant turmoil. My only escape was Jesus. My bedroom closet became my place of hiding. I would lay in there for hours just praying for God to rescue me. Years I prayed and nothing changed, but I never lost hope. Even in the midst of deep pain, in the midst of not even knowing who would take care of me, HE gave me perfect peace.

This morning I heard this song for the very first time. Suddenly I saw myself as a little girl in the closet. Praying and crying, asking Him to take me out of the storm. Every word of this song is exactly what HE whispered in my ear.

"though I may not calm the storm around you, you can hide in me."

He answered every single one of those prayers I prayed as a girl, and He continues to bless me in ways I never imagined.

If you dont listen to this song, I will feel cheated. :) this song was for Mandi, the little girl who never knew what it was like to BE a little girl, until now.


Paula said...

Beautiful song. It is amazing when God does answer those prayers. I too spent many many times praying. Not for the same reasons, but it was still just a lonely feeling. And as a child, I didn't understand nor would have been able to put it into words. But I know now that the strange sense was that I was not alone. God has been always been there. Good reminder!!

Wendy said...

i can so relate to everything you just said. he has given me perfect peace. what a beautiful song!

so thankful that we never walk alone. thankful God blessed me with an amazing friend like you!

Stacey said...

Oooooh I ADORE this song and it brings me incredible amounts of peace when I listen to it!!

Amanda- Texas Girl born and raised! said...

Wendy, that last comment sure blessed me! I feel exact same way!

Agreed Paula! He has always been there! Love looking at it that way.

Great song Stacey!