Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Storms Pass; Love Remains.

Perth has faced some pretty wild weather over the past few days. It is predicated that a storm will hit again later tonight. Many are praying that tonight is simply a storm in a teacup.

The weather over the weekend was pretty scary. My suburb  experienced lightening, thunder, strong winds, teeming rain and hail. My patio flooded and we had water pouring into the kitchen through the back door.

Really the damage to us was minimal. Some broken trees, everything soggy and some extra loads of washing after using all my towels to mop up puddles.  Others have had major damage caused to their homes and cars. Some schools and hospitals have been closed due to severe damage. As we all know, our friend Lee has lost so much and we continue to pray for her and her family.
The weekend storm (and the potential storm later tonight), has caused me to think about life. We watch storms come and go. Sometimes they are severe and leave some kind of devastation behind and sometimes they are just a minor disturbance on our radar. There may be puddles to clean up afterwards or maybe some more serious consequences to deal with, but one thing is constant, God is with us throughout all the storms we will face.

I know from personal experience as well as from stories and people in The Bible that God is with us as we weather the storms and manage the clean up.

Whatever the storm is in your life right now, hang on to your Saviour. The storm will pass and you will move forward.

Years ago a friend gave me a poster with a beautiful stormy scene and the words : STORMS PASS, LOVE REMAINS BEHIND.

His love does indeed remain.

Much love,
Narelle

Narelle Nettelbeck
www.momentsformum.blogspot.com

15 comments:

  1. Encouraging words for dark days. Thanks so much Narelle. :) Glad you guys are ok. Prayers for those who will face an uncertain dawn tomorrow. Thankfully we DO have a Saviour to hold onto. Praise God for that assurance. I know Lee and family are doing just that. xx

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    1. So glad that Lee knows God is in control.
      Let's keep praying for her and the family :-)

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  2. A great reminder. Thanks! Still praying for Lee and family. :)

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  3. We in SA have amazed at the magnitude of the western coast storms. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lee & her family too.

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    1. It has been pretty scary. Last night was not as bad as predicted; but still damage in certain areas. We were ok last night.

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  4. Thanks for that very moving post Narelle. So glad the damage to you guys hasn't been too bad. Grieving with Lee, for all they have been through and yes, thank God He cares and we can cling onto Him when the storms crash around us both literally and metaphorically. Loved your title Narelle. Thank you.

    Will continue to pray for all of you. May His love surround you.
    Anusha

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  5. I was on your other blog and thought Id say hello on this one as well! Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa

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  6. Such a great thing to be able to hang on to the Lord through these times. I pray also, for those who don't know Him and face the storms with no sense of peace or hope.

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    1. I'm always puzzled as to how people without God manage the tough times.

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  7. No doubt there are many lessons to be learned when we go through storms, in weather and in our lives, and often these can only be seen in hindsight. I pray that those of you going through the effects of the weather in Perth will hold fast to God's promises and be able to look forward to the blessings He will bring out of it. Especially thinking of Lee and her family at this time.

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  8. Oh how awful! We'll sure pray for those of you who've gone through these wild storms. But thank the dear Lord we're never alone in these trying times.

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  9. Apparently we are due for one of Perth's storms tonight, in Adelaide. So glad that you didn't experience any major damage.

    Thanks for the encouragement to keep hold of the love of God in all kinds of storms.

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  10. Hi Narelle, I'm glad you survived the storms with minimal damage and my prayers are with those who have suffered damage and loss of homes.

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  11. love that phrase storms pass, love remains. so comforting!

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  12. Having gone through cyclones and floods in my life, I really feel for others who have had to live through these recent severe weather events. But you are right, Narelle – as in life, storms do pass.

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