“For every stormy wind that blows,
From every swelling tide of woes,
There is a calm, a sure retreat,
‘Tis’ found beneath the mercy seat.”
We have had several extended family members going through some storms for awhile. Meanwhile, we have had to make a lot of decisions the past few weeks, we are having to make a lot more in the next few days, and we also have had some decisions made for us. As things have come and gone, I have felt like we are in the eye of the storm and yet catching some of those strong turbulent winds. I was starting to feel slightly overwhelmed so I was glad we had planned some camping play time!
Interestingly enough, we happen to pick a spot where we physically camped in the middle of many storms that were not on the radar just 24 hours before we set up everything. Amazingly, we did not feel or experience any of the tornadoes, hail or high winds that was surrounding us. We did get rained on though and it spoiled some really important things that we had planned for some of the Children. But, through out the day, we were given short opprotunities to get out and enjoy the area and every night God allowed us to see some amazing sunsets. I thought to myself as I saw the above lines of a hymn and this picture that I took, "Thank You, God for the reminder of your calmness at the mercy seat and to confirm that indeed You have us safely in the eye of the storm. I needed that confirmation."