Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock. Matthew 7:24
Sometimes when we are in a storm, it can be hard to sense God’s love even when our lives are built on the secure foundation of faith in Him. I’d like to share a poem I wrote one night when I was in our hot tub wishing I could see the stars.
Cloudy Night Sky
See the clouds racing by
piling up across the sky.
Bears and rabbits, turtles too
Ever changing, ever new.
So white against the dark black night
But hiding all my stars from sight.
The stars are there, I know it’s true
They’re simply now obscured from view.
And so it goes with God’s love too
Sometimes He feels so far from you.
But just like stars hidden from our view
He’s always watching over you.
Remember then on cloudy nights
the stars continue burning bright.
And we in turn reflect God’s light
When we walk by faith and not by sight.
Thank you Lord that we can build our lives on Your truth and not be tossed about by the storms that come our way. Thank you for being our firm foundation.
Janice Carleton and her husband Jim live in Portland, OR and partner with Passionist Fr. Cedric Pisegna in Fr. Cedric Ministries. She is the mother of 4 grown children and grandmother of 6. Janice also leads women’s retreats and recently published her second book: God IS with Us. Visit Janice’s website at http://www.janicecarleton.com/ or email her at [email protected].