Have you ever really listened to the song by Casting Crowns "Praise You In This Storm?" If you haven't you should really give it a try. Here is part of the song...
I’ll praise You in this storm
And I will life my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
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
When I listen to this song, I often think about all the horrible things that happen or can happen. Like right now a friend of ours is going through the horror of having kidney cancer and yet on her facebook profile, she still praises God. My other friend Nancy has been going through many years of turmoil due to the effects of annorexia/bulemia and yet she praises God in her storm.
Often we say we praise God during all times. But is that really true. I woudl hope that I do. Although there are days that I get aggrevated and a bit ticked and as most would say, stubborn, lol... But each day I thank God that I am given what I have and not what others are going through. Sure it gets hard and difficult, but I just can't imagine going through it all without God right there...