Peace in the Storm Kind of God

The storms of life can take many different forms. From the death of a spouse or child to struggles with addiction. Storms may be the loss of a job, health, relationship, or some other important part of our life. Storms can be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual but most often are a combination of all those. Storms can rage physically or just deep within our hearts. Left unchecked, storms can radically destroy the landscape of our lives.

 

Today I am thankful of a few reminders:
1. My God is near in the midst of every trial and storm (Psalm 34:18)
2. My God has the power to speak into the storm to make it immediately cease (Mark 4:39)
3. My God calls me to Him when I am weary to cast every burden on Him (1 Peter 5:7)
4. My God calls me to Him to find rest (Matthew 11:28)
5. In my most desperate time of need, my God calls me to Him for mercy and grace to help me (Hebrews 4:16)

 

I don’t know what kind of storm you are facing today but I do know that not even that storm is too out of control for God to bring joy, peace, and hope. I know all this because My God is a Peace in the Storm Kind of God.

Guard Your Heart

Jesus warns us: out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. (Luke 6:45) Are you tired of the words coming out of your mouth? Start looking at what you are putting into your heart.

 

The movies, music, and books you read have power in your life. The media you consume influence you. The friends you keep will impact the person you become. At the end of the day we can ask several questions:

 

1. Does this honor Jesus?
2. Is this good for my mind?
3. Will this build me up or those I love?

 

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Philippians 4:8 NLT

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The Word of God

This may be an old fashioned notion but I believe the Bible is the living Word of God. I believe the Scripture is God’s full revelation to mankind and fully self sufficient for all matters of faith and practice. I believe the Bible is God breathed, fully inspired, and should be the primary way we teach, correct, and train the church of Jesus (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

 

Within the pages of Scripture I see the nature and character of my unchanging God (Hebrews 13:8). I am reminded that here the Truth that has power to set men free is found. The problem isn’t that God has changed or that His Word has lost its power, its a a deep ignorance or rejection of the Scripture.

 

Keep it simple saints. Get back to the Scripture. Stop trying to invent new ways of fixing an age old problem. Jesus is still the only One who has power to save.