An Oasis in the Storms of Life

Today’s news is filled with horror … the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, 15 dead in a Nigerian oil pipeline fire, winter storms dumping huge snowfalls in Colorado, teenager dies in street stabbing, disabled woman trapped by vandals … and the list continues.

But amidst the madness and remembering the adage that Good news doesn’t sell papers I’m reminded of the account of a boat full of terrified men in the middle of a serious storm on a lake.  One man stands up, says “Peace! Be Still” and the storm ceases.  If like me, you’re feeling like a small boat adrift in a stormy sea then rest assured that there is one who knows and cares and sees your situation, and in the middle of all the turmoil still stays “Peace! Be Still” … Jesus.

 Storm Clearing


As lifelines are slowly cut
And certainty disappears.
When Rock crumbles to dust;
You are there.

As those outside, stare in
With disapproving looks,
But offer no helping hand;
You are there.

When friends give their advice,
And judge and jury sit
To condemn me for my crime;
You are there.

As my spirit melts like butter
Cut by a red hot knife.
When my heart cracks in the heat;
You are there.

When I’m left all alone
Outside the city wall.
No strength to carry on;
You are there.
I cannot understand;
The cost to you’s so great.
But life can carry on, because
You’re still there.


About waywood

Hi & Welcome to my thoughts. I share subjects that are important to me. As you’ll notice, these subjects can be quite broad & varied. I like variety; I like breadth & I like a challenge. I am passionate about helping others overcome their fears, grow in confidence & succeed. Although many people would label me as an achiever, I have battled low confidence, low self-esteem & a couple of nasty, long periods depression over the years. I can’t say, “I know how you feel” but I can hopefully empathise & offer some of the things that are helping me to turn my life around. Please feel free to comment, share & enjoy. Take care, best wishes & keep well Stuart
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