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Standing Strong Amidst the Storm

Looking back, I struggle to remember that one calm moment said to precede an ensuing storm. I can’t recall the exact date it hit and would be lying if I said there were no warning signs along the way. It’s crazy to think that one day you are sitting poolside with your kids, laughing beneath the warmth of the summer sun; and the next day your child is swept away by a gust of wind so strong that it leaves you not only stunned but virtually helpless and ultimately confused.

The torrential rains moved in quickly and my child was instantly caught up in the flood of drug abuse, addition, crime and a life of deceit. The direction this storm took literally destroyed everything in its path. Trust was broken into tiny fragments and strewn for miles. Relationships were severed by the onslaught of hurtful debris and hearts were crushed beyond recognition. Our surroundings were no longer familiar.

Over time, the eye of the storm steadily weakened but the damage had already been done. In a daze, we slowly pulled ourselves out from beneath the rubble and began the painful process of rebuilding.

A Clouded Vision

My hand I gave, it was refused–a tender heart, a soul confused

I let you go, no more to say–I prayed that you, would find your way

The path you chose, was dark and sad–so different from, the life you had

Deceptive thoughts, now marred by pain–you chose the lies, for selfish gain

Your veins were pierced, the poison flowed–a downward spin, a jagged road

The evil one, enticed your head–with clouded thoughts, and unknown dread

His icy hands, upon your skin–just one more hit, and he would win

I trusted God, throughout each day–His love for you, would light the way

Now take His hand, and hold it tight–He’ll help you through, to win this fight

You’re not alone, nor will ever be–the grace He gave, now sets you free

Lean on Him, when times get tough–and not on man, it’s not enough

For we are weak, and He is strong–it’s in His arms, where we belong