Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I will praise Him

I spent the evening hiding in a closet under two mattresses with my two-year-old son in my lap. I've lived in Oklahoma my entire life, but this was the scariest storm I've been through. The combination of having a toddler, hearing the tornado sirens blaring, and seeing the red line of the predicted storm path pointing at us, sent me reeling. I prayed a lot, and the Casting Crowns song "Praise You in This Storm" played over and over in my mind.

I'm beyond grateful that the tornadoes didn't rip through our neighborhood. I'm praying for all those in my city, state, and nation who are still in the midst of cleaning up from the fallout of the deadly storms. I also pray that whatever happens, we'll all have the strength to continue praising Him through the storms.

12 comments:

  1. Ditto to what Erica said. Man, this has been such a crazy season of weather. Praying for all the people who are in the midst of it.

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  2. Glad you family is safe.

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  3. Thanks, guys. I should also add that I'm ordering a storm shelter today. No more hiding in the closet for us. :)

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  4. Glad to hear you missed the worst of it, Julie! This weather has been crazy, hasn't it? I'm planning to hunker down later for the storms that are traveling here from your area.

    Oh, and about the storm shelter...I convinced my husband to build one under our stairs a few years ago. Since our house doesn't have a basement, I've always been extra nervous during storms. I don't know if our shelter would survive an F5, but it does make me feel a little better. :)

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  5. I'm glad you're okay, but that had to be a harrowing experience. I'm sorry you had to go through it. My heart goes out to those who suffered loss.

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  6. So thankful you're safe, Julie. I simply can't imagine the loss and destruction of those who went through the storm. Praying for the ravaged areas.

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  7. Continue to stay safe!! Will pray for you!

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  8. Oh my goodness! So glad you're safe!!!

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  9. So glad you're okay! It must have been hard to keep your little guy captive in that closet! Weird weather lately for sure!

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  10. I thought of you when I saw a news photo of a lady holding a melon-sized ball of hail in her hands - and the caption said that it had fallen in Norman, OK.

    So glad you guys are alright.

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  11. So happy and relieved you are ok! We get scary tornadoes here and I understand the fear but you are right there in it!

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