Friday, August 21, 2009

You Capture: Peace

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This week’s theme of the You Capture blog carnival hosted by Beth over at I Should Be Folding Laundry is Peace.

I already knew the direction I wanted to take with this challenge, and was reminded (again) that I was late in getting this posted as I heard "Praise You in this Storm" by Casting Crowns on the radio yesterday afternoon.

And I also knew that song had to be included...



Praise You in This Storm
by Casting Crowns



I was sure by now,

God, you would have reached down

And wiped our tears away

Stepped in and saved the day

But once again, I say “Amen,” and it’s still raining





As the thunder rolls

I barely hear You whisper through the rain,

“I’m with you”


And as Your mercy falls

I raise my hands and praise the God who gives

And takes away


I will praise You in this storm

And I will lift my hands

For You are who You are

No matter where I am






Every tear I’ve cried

You hold in Your hand

You never left my side

And though my heart is torn

I will praise You in this storm





I remember when

I stumbled in the wind

You heard my cry

You raised me up again

My strength is almost gone

How can I carry on

If I can’t find You?






As the thunder rolls

I barely hear You whisper through the rain,

“I’m with you”







And as Your mercy falls

I raise my hands and praise the God who gives

And takes away







I lift my eyes unto the hills—

where does my help come from?

My help comes from the LORD,

the Maker of heaven and earth.

(Psalm 121:1-2)





Where does that kind of peace come from--the only peace that will last, the only peace that doesn't depend on your circumstances?



And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in
Christ Jesus.









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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The song is beautiful! The pics are magnificent!! The combination, incredible!!! Carrie
What a Creator, yes, what a Creator.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your pictures. I love those words to that song! And the thing I love best about this post, is how right on you are about peace! Perfect peace comes from God : ) I am so thankful he can give us that. We need all the peace we can get in this crazy world, right? : )

Dannielle said...

I haven't been on the blog page for quite a while, but HAD to come here tonight. I know why now... for your addition. That is my favorite song... And oh so true right now. I NEEDED to see this and remember. Thank you!

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