Thursday, May 12, 2011

Storms do come

Power lines to the west are down, I've read.  Last night it rained sideways, and I couldn't get the south-facing windows closed fast enough.  I have things on my mind and decided to go to bed and ponder these things, since my concentration wasn't so good for anything else.
Remember, I live in a mobile home; I'm not terrified by storms, but I do give them a little more thought than I used to; in the old house, I'd say to myself, "This house has stood for a hundred years."  Then I'd feel better,
While lying in bed listening to the rain beat against my home, a song came to mind, one that I originally heard sung by a Gospel group, the New Horizons, at church.  It spoke to me at that time (1993) because Cliff didn't have a job and my son was fighting in Desert Storm.
This version is VERY country, and VERY Christian.  You have been warned.  I'd hate to lure anyone into something they don't want to hear or see.




Ride out Your Storm

You've been in this storm....It seems like forever..
And your night of Confusion..Has been OH so long...
Your Ship has lost anchor...And the storms got your drifting..
Just Hold on to Jesus..And Ride out your storm..

(CHORUS) Ride out your storm...GOd's right there with you..
Oh you may not feel him...But you're not alone...
You're hurting now...But your morning is coming..
Just hold on to Jesus...And ride out your storm....

Remember his promises..He said I'll never forsake
Though the waters are troubled...They'll do you no harm..
Don't give up the battle ...For your answer is coming...
Just hold on to Jesus ..And Ride out your storm... 

I hate to post lyrics without adding the name of the person who wrote it, but I couldn't find that information.

13 comments:

Midlife Mom said...

Great song, great words to live by. Must pass this one on to the Hubs, he loves this kind of music. He just can't abide the new Christian rock.

Sonya said...

Hitting the like button. LOL

Forty Pound Sack said...

The storms have done so much damage this year ~ glad you're all fine!

Cliff said...

Great song. I'm glad it's a blessing. It should be.
I tried to watch the vid of you and the tractor but I can't get it to download. Will have to try again when I get back from Dallas.
The pic of your shadow on the horse looks like you might have been riding an elephant.
My wife and daughter have a half dozen Missouri Foxtrotters. I don't ride but they do.
the bridge situation can be blamed on the feds. With the collapse of the bridge in MN a while back every standard got changed and we've all got to replace a lot of bridges that weren't bad before that. Our neighboring county has 40 plus bridges to replace. The feds closed several at one time. I'm chairman of our county board and can tell you it really put us behind the 8 ball. Blessings on you and Cliff.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad you are ok there. I was flying into DS#4's last night and noticed that many flights were cancelled or delayed because of the storms.

TARYTERRE said...

My house is 60 years old but we've had some close calls. I'm glad you rode out the storm and you're okay. With all this terrible weather, one can never be too safe. Anything can happen. It's all in GOD'S hands.

Margaret said...

I don't like storms unless I'm sure the roof won't leak(or blow off). One Sunday when I was very young, we got back from church in a horrible Columbus Day windstorm and part of our roof had blown off. It made a huge impression on me!

Flat Creek Farm said...

A very comforting song, and I like the very country version! As for storms, I'm ready to start digging my own cellar. I think it can be done :) -Tammy

patsy said...

I love to here betty Sing. I used to watch here on TBN but have lost track as to when she is on.

madcobug said...

I loved that song. It gives such a true meaning. Helen

Bonnie said...

Thank you so much for posting this song today ... I sure did need it!

Muhd Imran said...

Glad that the storm wasn't violent enough to cause a tornado around your area. It was unfortunate to read in the news about the deaths of people due to the tornado after all the preparations to avert casualties.

Living in a mobile home, do you have a storm shelter underground for such disaster preparations? If not, what do you have to do to seek shelter?

Sorry if I'm asking silly question here. Living in the tropics, my only information about tornados is from documentaries.

Donna said...

Muhd, we're not far from our old house where my sister-in-law now lives. As long as I'm watching TV and they call it a "tornado watch", I don't worry much. But when they say "take cover, tornado warning", which hasn't happened much in my immediate area for a few years, I plan to run to the old house and take shelter in the basement. May not be the perfect plan, but it suits me.