Safety in the Storm
Summer opens the door for us to do some of our favorite things, but warmer weather can also bring the right conditions for severe storms like tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning storms and torrential rains that lead to flooding.
They cry to the Lord in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses. He hushes the storm to a calm and to a gentle whisper, so that the waves of the sea are still.
─ Psalm 107:28-29 AMPC
Communities take great care to encourage residents to prepare for storms in advance by stocking their pantry, making sure they have batteries in their flashlights and a storm shelter to go to if necessary.
Life is challenging, otherwise you wouldn’t need the faith your life in Christ provides. Even though you may have more stormy days than calm ones, your hope for safety in the storm is assured. The Psalmist declared, as you cry to the Lord in your trouble, He faithfully brings you out of distress. He brings the chaos down to a whisper and the waves stirring in your soul can become still.
In Matthew 4:35-41, Jesus and His disciples climbed into a boat to get away from the crowd. They were tired and needed rest, but instead they encountered a violent storm, even as Jesus slept on the boat. Jesus was with them, and yet the storm came. The disciples couldn’t believe Jesus could sleep so peacefully while their lives were in danger.
In your trouble, Jesus faithfully brings you out of distress.
Just as Jesus calmed the sea that day with just a few words, He can supply you with safety in the storm.
- Refuse to surrender to the stress of the circumstances.
- Look to Jesus.
- Remain steady in faith, trusting Him.
- Resist fear.
- Move forward knowing He’s with you in the storm.
Today’s One Thing
Look at the list above and choose ONE THING to do today to help you trust the Lord in your storm. Which of these things are hardest for you? Which are easier? Talk to the Lord about it, and then expect Him to provide whatever you need to weather this storm.