“Tree” by Justin Rizzo ~ click to listen.
Faith grows during storms.
A tree that stands alone withstands the storms. The wind comes from every direction, whipping through the limbs, bending and twisting them until they become strong, strong in stature.
The winds of conflict whip storms into our lives. The storms are ready to knock us off our feet, throw us down on the sharp rocks. The winds of conflict are begging to bend us and twist us into oblivion. We either break. Or we stand in faith.
Our journey of faith is one of joy and sorrow, healing comfort and suffering, smiles and tears, victories and trials, triumphs and conflicts. There is also hardship. . . dangers. . . misunderstandings. . . troubles. . . distress. . .discord. . .
So we run. Not away from the storm but instead we run straight to the center. It’s there in the center we meet the One who can only bring peace in the storm. This is where our faith grows strong, strong in stature – – – – like the Tree.
I want to be unmovable and unshakable
So let my roots go down deep
Unmovable and unshakable in You
I, I want to be like a tree
Planted by the streams of living water
This’ll be my song, God
This’ll be my prayer
Till the end
In the midst of the coming storm
In the midst of the coming blessing
That my life would be built upon the rock
That I would not be moved
Not be shaken