He is our shelter, He is our refuge, and He is our peace. He is the place we go when the storm is raging all about. …You are my strength, the Lord is my rock, my fortress and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. Psalm 18 1-2. The storm does not always go away when we desire. Sometimes God leaves us in the storm, because He is growing and preparing us for an assignment, as He was preparing David to be king of Israel. He may even leave us in the storm to see if we will get the lesson and sometimes we are left in the storm because of our disobedience and desire to have things our way and believe we can run from God as Jonah ran and found himself in the midst of a raging storm and was left in the fish because he wanted God to destroy the people of Nineveh, forgetting God was God. Sometimes we are left in the storm because we need to know God is our source. Leah was in the storm of unloved for a long time but when she put her trust in God and recognized He was her source of love, she was lovingly blessed with children. The storm sometimes continues to rage because God’s great Name must receive the glory. Twelve years a woman bleed. She could get no help from earthly doctors, but when the heavenly doctor came on the scene she received her healing and God was glorified as the Great Physician. (See Luke 8:40-48) BUT even in the midst of the storm He will bring us comfort and will calm our fears. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; John 14:16 It is in the midst of the storm we can most often feel His glorious peace. Is it not amazing how God takes care of us even when He is allowing us to go through trails, uncertainty and doubt? Is it not amazing that it is in the storms we get to really know the Might of the God we serve? Is it not amazing to know that sometimes when God says “Peace be Still” He is not talking to the storm but to His daughter.
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