I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me.
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.
But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
I’m so glad that God provides peace in the storm.
This weekend our family is right in the path of Tropical Storm Hermine. Hermine has made his path straight across south Georgia hitting all of our family from Cairo, GA to Waycross and Savannah.
There’s nothing like getting awakened in the night with the blaring horns from your phone saying there are tornadoes in the area. We ended up being quite safe, but some of our family has flooding and power outages due to trees coming down.
Like in a tropical storm, we have no control of where or how the storms come into our lives. #path #hymn ggmandy
It may barrel straight through us or it might skirt around. Some storms may be strong and dangerous and others are slow and become just a thunderstorm or even just a bit of rain. One never knows
We like to think that if you are following the Lord, life’s path will take you through smooth sailing.
But this is not true. What He does provide is peace in the storm.
What we are promised is safety through the storm
Not that the storm will find another path.
We like to think that if you are following the Lord, life’s path will take you through smooth sailing. #path #storms @ggmandy
Oh, how we must learn that God is faithful through the storm.
He will be right there with us through the storm. He is our haven.
He has a plan. His path will help us grow and learn.
We will be strengthened to face another day.
He provides for our every need in every situation.
I wonder about the Israelites. When God made a path through the sea, how willing were they to walk through it?
I’m not sure I would be at peace with walls of water on both sides of me.
Why do we worry and fret and not live in the peace that He offers us?
Why do we allow the projected path of a storm to get us all worked up? We aren’t showing the world a reason to follow Christ if we fret and worry over our situation.
When we have the peace in the storm, THAT is when people stop and wonder what it is that makes us so calm through the storm.
This is when we exemplify the peace that Christ provides.
Let’s rest in Him through our trials so that He gets the glory and we get the peace that passes all understanding.
P.S. I’ve been introducing the old hymns lately. This seems like a good time to share a hymn…
“There is Peace in the Midst of the Storm”
When the world that I’ve been
Living in collapses at my feet
And when my life is all tattered and torn
Though I’m wind-swept, I’ve been battered
I’m gonna cling unto His cross
I’ll find peace in the midst of the storm
(Is that alright?)
There is peace in the midst of the storm-tossed life
There is an Anchor, there is a rock to build my faith upon
Jesus Christ is my vessel so I fear no alarm
He gives me peace in the midst of the storm
-by Stephen Adams