Hearing God in the Storm
by Elaine Helms
We were visiting my grandparents’ home one evening when my daddy was in Korea with the army. Mother was getting us ready to go home when my granddaddy asked that we stay a while longer, due to the sudden stormy weather outside. My Uncle Troy started playing the piano and we were all glad we stayed for the singing.
It wasn’t until we got in the car and started down the street that we realized how glad we were. There was a huge tree lying across the street where it had fallen during the storm. It gave us cold chills to think that the tree could have killed us if we had been on the street when it fell.
God had prompted my granddaddy to save our lives. God was speaking and I’m very glad my granddaddy was listening. God knows what is best and we can trust Him when He speaks. Neither my granddaddy nor my mother understood at the time why we should wait, they each listened to the authority of the one saying wait. That was enough. “But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in Your hand” (Psalm 31:14-15 NASB).
Elaine Helms is an award-winning author, speaker and teacher. Her 30 years’ experience includes being Prayer Coordinator for My Hope America with Billy Graham. Her best-selling book, Prayer 101: What Every Intercessor Needs to Know, was recently re-released by Iron Stream Media. www.ChurchPrayerMinistries.org.