“Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9

I praise you in the storm when all has gone astray. I praise you not for the storm but for keeping your promise to be with me. When lightning struck and chaos prevailed, you were beside me. You brought me comfort for my wounds.

When darkness followed, you were there to light the way. When everyone was frantic, it was you who took my hand. You are my one and only answer when I cannot find my way. So I praise you in the storm because you are with me and I have no reason to fear for you are with me.

I lift my prayers to you, my rock and salvation. Amen.