There’s a storm off the coast
Been brewing there for hours
Winds have been picking up
Seagulls surf on air currents
Fish churn up with the waves
I’ve sat here amazed by Your power.
High tide is rolling in
Waves beat up the shore
Seaweed dances onto rocks
Salt stings my face in the mist
Sand blasts the cottage rocks
Your power shows forever more.
It occurs to me Abba
I’ve brewed off the coast myself
Acting out just like this storm
Flexing my muscles showing out
As if it proves I’m tough
But You know the truth Yourself.
But, how can You expect a thank You?
This life isn’t what I thought I’d lead
No where did I foresee this and
Yes, Lord, I’ve been sad and angry
Like the storm off the coast
What warning didn’t I heed?
Then one thought surfs on in
To thank You in every circumstance
To be content with where and who I am
To be grateful for what I do and don’t have
To pray without ceasing for every need
Then my storm creates a dance.
Thank You Lord for where You’ve led me
For the valleys, the mountains, the waves
Thank You God for the time of struggle
For the darkness and the silence
Thank You Abba Father for teaching me
Surrendering my will is what saves.
Help me move on now Lord
To focus on the sun behind the storm
For life with You as the center
To cling to You while walking free
‘Cause this is how I live for You
And You give me a way to no longer mourn.