Last fall, there was a huge storm that was supposed to be TWICE THE SIZE of the biggest hurricane ever to hit Florida.
We were there…right in the MIDDLE of it!
People were closing windows, boarding stuff up, and duct-taping doors shut. Everyone was getting ready for the storm because they heard the WARNINGS and knew it was coming.
But in the last days before Hurricane Irma was due to arrive, the air outside was clear and breezy. It was BEAUTIFUL!
Some folks in our congregation had extended family living in Cuba, so they called to check on them. They asked, “Do you guys have plenty of water? How are your rations? Are you boarded up?” They said, “For what?” It was just 48 hours until Irma…and it hadn’t even been on the news! They had no clue that a MONSTER STORM was coming right at them!
Most of the time in our lives, we don’t see our storms coming, either. • Our biggest client JUST LEFT!
• The bankruptcy came OUT OF THE BLUE!
• Our spouse just completely FLAKED OUT!
• The addiction GOT ITS HOOKS IN so tight!
• Our checkbook is drained and we don’t know WHAT HAPPENED!
Unexpected storms can DEVASTATE us without warning! We have to be “stocked up” on faith and rely on God’s authority over the situation.
We all want Jesus to come and calm our storm. Instead…Jesus comes to CALM US and walk us THROUGH the storm! <<<
Like he did for Peter to walk on the water. No storm. No miracle. But also, no calm surroundings. The storm screamed, but Peter trusted God and had peace.
The world will rage all around us. But, we’ll be in PERFECT PEACE with the Prince of Peace at our side!
>>>God has you. God has control of the situation. Will YOU trust HIM in the storm? Can YOU believe God enough to have peace IN the storm?<<<
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Continue reading “When Giants Come” on page 237 of the Hi God Devotional, and page 233 of the Hi God Journal & Study Guide.