I will post more about what my family and I have gone through over the past several weeks as we cope with the passing of my sister in law at the young age of 34; but I just can't get through a whole post about it yet. For now, these are lyrics and video of a song that I have found particular comfort in right now. I have sometimes asked why, and did this really happen... But I try and always come back here, and take comfort in the message that I know is true in my heart.
"Praise You In This Storm"
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 Your 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
[Chorus:] And I'll praise You in this storm And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are No matter where I am
And 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 to you
And you raised me up again My strength is almost gone How can I carry on If I can't find You
But as the thunder rolls I barely hearYou whisperthrough 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