Thursday, 11 September 2014

Blue Sky & the Clouds

This morning I went to sit on the porch for my morning time with God, as I often do. When I went out there today, the sky was dark and heavy with clouds, the wind was raging, and trees were shaking from the wind. There was a little patch of thinner cloud down by the horizon to the east, and I could see a little hint of the forgotten sun.

It was chilly. I wrapped my blanket tightly around my legs, and tried to wrap both my hands around my tea mug :) I spent a beautiful time with the LORD this morning, reading from Psalms, Zechariah, and Colossians. I prayed for many things, including an MAF family who I met yesterday.

do you know how hard it was to keep the pages from blowing lol?
 And when I finished, I continued to sit out there, looking around me. And what I saw, was behind me, there was a little patch of blue sky, and as I watched, the wind pushed the clouds, and the blue sky expanded. The wind pushed those dark clouds right out of my view, until all I could see was a brilliant bright blue sky, with a few light fluffy clouds illuminated gold by the sunrise.

And it made me think. It made me think of days where I am all overcast. When my temper is short, my brainspace is cloudy, and I am not doing well. And then, sometimes, even through all that, I can hear the LORD telling me to come to Him. To lay it all at His feet and let Him blow the clouds away. Sometimes I listen.

And when I do? It starts with prayer, maybe a little Bible reading. A little blue sky creeps out. Turning my thoughts away from myself. Those heavy clouds start to shift a little more. Giving thanks and praising the LORD. Those clouds are running for dear life as the blue sky chases them away to take over. And suddenly, look at where we are compared to where we were before.

It continues to blow my mind, how God can turn a day around.

If you're having one of those days, turn to Him, trust Him. If you let Him, He will bring out that blue sky ~ just for you!

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
    extol him who rides on the clouds;
    rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.
Psalm 68:4

blessings, friends!
love Emma

on a slightly ironic note, now that I'm finished this post, I looked out the window, and what do ya know? clouds again. with a little patch o' blue sky in the corner, slowly growing. some days are a battle, and those clouds will just keep coming, but don't let them stay there!

 Linking up with Elizabeth and Chantel


  1. thanks for this encouragement, Emma! those 'blue skies' are worth fighting for through prayer and His word!

  2. amen Gen!! thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Your words paint a beautiful picture. I feel as I can see the sky with you! Thank for the reminder that even when we're grumpy, if we turn to God, She can change our heart.

  4. We need some of those blue patches to get through the clouds, don't we? That's exactly how my weekend was, love this Emma!

  5. I needed this reminder today. Thanks for such an inspiring post.

  6. MeganReablog.wordpress.com16 September 2014 at 13:37

    This is such an encouragement to me today Emma! Thanks for sharing your heart :)

  7. Thanks so much for stopping by Megan! Glad the LORD used me to encourage you today :)

  8. Thank-you for your kind words Brita!

  9. oh yes indeed we do! glad you could relate Chantel :) hope you're feeling better :)

  10. thank you so much for popping over and for your encouraging words Sheryl! :)