God is with us, The Calm after the Storms of Life.

The Storm.

A message of hope, in a time of loss.

It is raining outside. My car windows are rolled down a bit. I can smell the fresh air. It is being cleansed. It is as if this was meant for me. The patter tottering on my car is a soothing, distinct sound. It is as if tears are falling from the sky. I hear splashing of water in the rain puddles similar to a gentle, soft background music. I feel ever so present. I have known this feeling. I want to stay for many hours. I am in the present. There is no time. I am not thinking past tense or future.. The rain is now sprinkling on my car in a soft patter. Th e cars drive through the puddles. in a blink of an eye the noise echos like a voice in a valley. My nerves are calm. I subconsciously have let all my cares go. The warmth of my body temperature is perfect. I feel as if a warmed blanket has been wrapped around me. I know it is the, 'Wings of the Lord.' I intuitively know the Holy Spirit is the comforter. I thank God for this moment. My eyes feel sleepy, I could drift into a slumber. I am here. I know that I know, I am not alone. I am loved. A feeling of love fills my fiber and being ever so soft and tender.

A car door closes. It is a brief sound fading off into space. Similar to feeling's, they come and go. They are not permanent. I wonder if paradise is similar to this. I can feel the soft murmur of my heart. Each moment is a precious gift. If all could stay present I think anxiety or stress would not be an issue. I glance at my watch. A tear falls on my hand. I look at the time. I rise from the moment. I must get back to work soon. I long to stay in this place of peace.

The rain has let up. I can smell the cleansing of the air, Crisp and clear. The chill of the air looks similar to a clear glass of iced water. I shut my eyes. I do not want to return. I feel like I could fly. I am renewed. My spirit is at peace. My mind is alert. I open the car door. I go into the bank. I feel like I shine with light. It is the Glory of God. He is my shelter in the storm. I hope to remember this. In every storm in life, there is a calm. The rainbow of his signature of many colors appears in the sky. It reminds me, his love is here to stay. He will never leave nor forsake us. I may feel lonely but I am never alone. Not unless I choose to be.

It has been two weeks. I have been in grief. Grief is like riding a roller coaster. It is up, down, smooth, climbing, soaring, it leaves butterflies and a pit in the stomach. I had emotions so intense I was bent over in pain. There have been two young death's in our family. Seth 24 years old took his life. He suffered with Bi Polar illness. He was a sweetie with a kind, giving warm heart , his smile lit up a room. He loved the Lord. He could not get through the despair the illness can bring on. My sister lost her step son. Her husband is despaired. No one ever wants this pain. Our God will cover them under his wings.

A week later my niece lost her husband, aged 30 years, and the father to Bella, his 14 month old daughter. Zack lost his life due to heart failure the cause, drugs and alcohol. But for the Grace of God there go I. Somehow I know with time, healing will come. I can only pray and be a willing vessel for our big God that has HUGE wings. I can not relate to their pain. It is something one does not ever care to face. If you find a space in your heart in this moment, please lift the families in prayer. May God Bless you for the caring love, in your Spirit. God says. 'He can turn ALL things for the good for those that love him'. Since Gods promises are true, I believe his 'word' has held me up when I wanted to fall over.

Today in every fiber and cell I understand why it is so important to love, forgive and be available for others. When we Bless, we Get Blessed. When we give it will be given back, pressed down and shaken over. When we forgive, we will be forgiven. Judge not, lest we be judged. 'Love never fails.' I plan to treat others as I would want to be treated. What I have is a daily reprieve to stay spiritually fit. Sometimes a moment at a time. It is my responsibility. I will not be perfect, but I know I will work harder at it today. I am a work in progress, not perfection. Only one is perfect, the King of Kings. I can reach for better, with the helping hand of the creator. I only need to be willing and ask.

God has a plan, It is given to us one day at a time. One moment if that is all you can handle. It is a softer, easier road then handling life on your own. If you are a bit down or in a struggle I encourage you try to stay present. There is a true gift in not looking back and not looking ahead. If you can not seem to knock on his door whisper and he will open it for you. Only believe. He is your Father, he cares for you, for me for the families that suffer in pain. 'His grace is sufficient enough'

Healing is a process. Growing pains are called just that, they hurt. I am grateful I do not always act on my feelings. A feeling will pass. Tomorrow is a new dawn. Being God 'conscious' is like having a sixth sense. Most of us hear, smell, touch, feel, taste. When Christ abides in you and you in him it is another realm or sense. Intuitively, 'you will know how to handle things that used to baffle you.' It is truly an amazing gift.

He has given his people the ultimate gift, 'He sent his very son to die on the cross for us so we could be spared from hell and spend eternity with him in the light of Heaven.Through him we are made righteous. Not because we deserve it but because he loved us first. It is a choice we must make. That is an awesome promise from our Father. Eternity awaits us after we part from these fleshly bodies. We can look forward to life eternal where there are no tears or suffering. The gates are pearl essence, the streets are pure gold. We will be in fine linen. There is no illness. There is Love. There is no sin. I ask God in this moment to fill me with 'his' discernment in love, to share the Good news of Glory and Salvation to others. He sits on the throne. I believe he smiles on us and he sheds tears for the hurting. He is perfect love. May the peace of God fill you today and always.

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copyright Skye Tudae July 2009



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pammy 5 years ago

georgeous


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olgakhumlo 5 years ago from Mira Road Mumbai India

Hi skye2day,You are God's precious Jewel.Keep pressing on the upward way!God bless you.


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lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

I could feel the feelings you were having in these written words. Sad, yet heart warming to know that your know inspite of what was happening; God's loving wings were around you.

Thanks for sharing and giving.


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skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

matt6v33 hello help-meet. How are you bro. Thank You for Blessings you plant on my heart through the light in you. I too finished with prayer and meditation. Staring a new story. It is about Faith. Well that is the plan, lets see where the Holy Spirit takes me.

This was so painful last July. I thank GOD for his wings that are so huge and we can get under cover and stay there wrapped up until we can stand. Glory to God. These tragic events.Well we know our 'God can turn all things for good for those that love HIM' Love you bro. I pray all is well. I believe it is for you. Hugs Galore.


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matt6v33 6 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

hello young lady,

had to recharge my battery's this day, and where do i find myself, after my morning Bible study... hmmm, well, here again, with you, Thanking Him, for One's such as you, and admiring your awsome heart and talent.....


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skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

v_kahleranderson How precious to hear from you sweet one. I must get over to see what is shining on your pages. Thank you for a Blessed comment filled with the light of love in you. Thank you for prayer. This was one year ago. Healing has taken place for the families. I think of it and there is a pain. I know God has his wings wrapped around the families. Many Blessings. Love and Peace.


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v_kahleranderson 6 years ago from San Jose, California

I can relate Skye, that feeling of “I wonder if paradise is similar to this.” I’ve had moments like these, and I wish I could hold on to them forever.

I, too, lost my brother this year – 1-year younger. His heart failed him, they say, due to the long-time abuse of drugs and alcohol.

Like you say, through the grace of God, “Somehow I know with time, healing will come.” I will get through. My brother knew the Lord – he loved the Lord! – but he’d known too much of the world, had spent too long being there.

As you requested, Skye, I lifted your family in prayer.

May God bless, keep and protect, and fill you with His peace.

~VKA


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skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

matt6v33 Love you Brother. I am grateful Christ had our our paths cross. You are in my prayers nad thoughts. Sending a hug. I went over to read and I was touched by your writing on living with alcoholism. Great read, I pray many will be led to your works. I emailed the atrticle to some sisters in Christ. Cheerio for now my friend.


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matt6v33 6 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

love those gifts, you clearly have been blessed with.. keep going....


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

I hope that you are still experiencing 'the present.'

After reading your compliment to my hub and receiving your invitation, I visited your profile page and decided on this hub first. Loss is experienced in many ways. When we feel the closeness of God's embrace, looking back is no longer an option, rather a 'tap on the shoulder' to guide us into our future by exercising our strength (by His mercy) today. 'The prayers of the righteous availeth much.' Peace*


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climberjames 6 years ago from Steel City

Really great read! Thanks.


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

Thanks for sharing. You are a wonderful writer.


the-rose-valley 6 years ago

beautiful, strong, experienced and very realistic!!


DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago

Skye2Day, Beautiful! I could feel the calmness that the Spirit imparted to you here. During the storm you were centered. Although grief is present, He brings clarity and awareness yet Oh such a PEACE!

As you say:"Being God conscious is like having a sixth sense. Most of us hear, smell, touch, feel, taste. When Christ abides in you and we in him it is another sense. It is amazing. God is awesome. He has given the ultimate gift he sent his very son to die on the cross for us so we could be spared from hell and spend eternity with him in the light. That is hope and awesome. We can look forward to life eternal where there are no tears or suffering." Again this was wonderful my sister! Love & Blessings


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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

Thank you--Oh thank you and thank you. But more than all, I thank God for using you!


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qlcoach 7 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

Excellent, powerful, and inspired writing. It was a pleasure to read your HUB. Great use of faith, affirmations, and releasing stressul emotions.I write a lot about spirituality, healing, and emotional recovery too:"As the tide recedes from an almost dark sandy beach, my vision connects me to the presence of Positive Power within." Hope you will stop by for visit....Gary.


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drpastorcarlotta 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

What a wonderful Hub!! Beautiful!! Your a blessing to me!!! Much Love to you and yours!!!


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

Beautifully expressed truth here. I shall remember that "...God has huge wings". That is such a new and comforting phrase of truth. Thank you for reality expression of your faith!


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Wealthmadehealthy 7 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

God has a plan for us before we are born. He knows the days of our lives and the number of hairs on our heads. Do not despair over death. Be happy for they are with the Lord and are not having to face what we are on earth. Read Psalm 91.

May the Lord Bless you and Keep you in Jesus Name.....


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jesusmyjoy 7 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

I got lost in this...i felt i was there..oh how wonderful.


Sciantel 7 years ago

Death is always hard especially if it is in our immediate family. I lost my brother when he was 23. he died in a car accident but he is with our Lord. There is a certain peace knowing that but I pray for your loss.


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful. :)


"Quill" 7 years ago

Captivating, your words come from deep within, there is healing in placing your thoughts with others.

Excellent...keep sharing my friend.

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