Storms

What do we know when the storms come?

Thunder, roaring & rumbling, creeping closer
But I know you are with me God
Darkness overtakes the light
But I know you are with me God
Wind, sweeping trees, gaining force
But I know you are with me God

Storms come, and yes, they do go
I know you are with me God
Ever faithful, ever true
I know you are with me God
Though the storm rages, though it roars
I know you are with me God
I know You are with me

Just like the writers of the Psalms, we go through storms of life, and in those storms we go up and down in our belief in God’s presence and His faithfulness to us. God understands this! The book of Psalms allows us to see how normal it is, and also how we can encourage ourselves by turning back to the truth when we see things that are scaring us, when we doubt, when we fear, and when we aren’t sure we have hope anymore. We can say to the storms; “My God is here!” “Jesus is ever faithful, ever true!” “I know you are with me God!” and each one is true, no matter what we are looking at.

If you are feeling this way, be encouraged God understands and is not mad at you.  Not to discount in any way the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, but He’s given His Word to encourage you! Begin today, and go into all trouble speaking like verse 2: “I will say of the Lord…” and fill in any of the truths of God’s word.  It will encourage you and strengthen you to speak the truth and power of God into all situations in life.  Be blessed today, Jesus loves you!

As Psalm 91 reminds us:
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

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