God Is In The Midst Of The Storm

Sometimes storms can cause much damage and wreak havoc in our lives. While the news focuses on environmental storms, there are other storms just as devastating that people experience every day, such as unemployment, sickness, financial hardship, broken relationships and the list goes on. These storms of life threaten our peace, comfort, and joy, and often bring about fear, doubt and hopelessness.

The disciples were filled with great fear when Jesus rebuked the wind and told the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Mark 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Jesus displayed amazing supernatural power over nature. We learn, along with the disciples, that Jesus can be trusted in the storm.

Remember, every storm passes. And when the storms of life come, though we may first only see the destruction that occurred during them, it may just be that our soul needed the rain that came with it; growing us into someone better, stronger and wiser.

The winds of a storm can knock down trees, destroy property, and things that we often value. But sometimes, although we didn’t think it was needed, some things are better off knocked down, changed, shifted, or even destroyed in our lives.

Are you in a storm? Maybe it is a health issue, financial issue, a difficult boss, death of a loved one, a job loss, an unsupportive family member, friend or church or a wayward child.

Perhaps you are tired of the seemingly unanswered prayers and you are scared, lonely, heartbroken, or depressed. Whatever you are facing today remember this: We serve a Saviour who even the winds and the waves obey him. As we choose to trust in Him, he will continually see us through everything that comes our way. But if we take our eyes off him and fixate on the storm, we will find ourselves sinking.

God promises in his word over and over again that he is always with us. Not only that, he has proven time and time both in the bible and even in our lives that he is there. There is a great verse of scripture in Psalm 23:4 “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.”

God never promises to keep us out of the storms or valleys but He does promise to go with us through them. No wonder the Great Shepherd’s staff and rod comforted him. They should comfort us too. God never promised to keep Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego out of the fiery furnace but He did go with them through the fire and delivered them! He will do the same for us.

There is also a great hymn that I find solace in whenever I am going through a storm, it’s entitled, “How Firm A Foundation.”

“Fear not, I am with thee. Oh, be not dismayed, for I am thy God. I will still give thee aid. I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, cause thee to stand, upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

Let us not allow the winds and waves to draw us aside from serving the Lord faithfully, wholeheartedly and courageously. Instead, let us fix our eyes on the Lord not on our circumstances. He is Lord of All!

Praying we will keep our eyes fixed on Christ as we weather the storms of life.

As always thanks for reading. Feel free to like, leave your thought or reblog.

Until next time…much love and blessings.♥♥

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