Wednesday, February 4, 2009

In the midst of the storm

It seems like just when you think life is going along just as planned, a bump in the road appears. But God uses these bumps in the road to bring you closer to Him. I can speak from experience that I have needed these bumps in the road to bring me out of my own little world to realize that God has such a bigger plan for me and for those lives I touch.

It like when you throw a pebble into a pond. It has to have the right angle to jump and create those ripples along the water. You can be like a pebble and just throw it so it makes one splash or get just the right angle and create the ripples so it affects the rest of the pond. Can you find peace in the midst of the ripples in the pond?

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries says, "Peace is not just the absence of a storm, but rest in the middle of the storm. Many of us could use that kind of peace right now, and it is the kind of peace that you can have right now if you're resting where you ought to be.As our headlines have become dominated with new dangers and so many hearts have been struggling with new anxieties and fears, we're ready for the incredible peace offered in Psalm 46. It is good news for troubled times and should be our word for every day! "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." The more troubled things are, the more present God makes Himself. The psalmist then says, "Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging." Everything's collapsing, even things that have always been there for us. Have no fear because "God is our refuge and strength.""

Psalm 46: 10 "Be still and know that I am God."

For all of you that are feeling like you are in the midst of the storm, there is hope and refuge in our Jesus!

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