Bigger Than The Storm
Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Blizzards. Revolts. Protests. Whether originating with natural disasters or human discontent, storms can strike instantly. Nor do they have to carry international, national or state-wide impact. Personal upheaval can be every bit as challenging. A car crash. A heart attack. A layoff. The death of a loved one.
God Is Bigger Than The Storm
Whenever you’re reeling from a storm, you can take heart. God understands your situation. David wrote, “But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand…you are the helper of the fatherless” (Psalm 10:14, NIV).
Not only can you look to Him for comfort, He will walk alongside you during adversity. Psalms 107:29 (NKJV) says that God “calms the storm, so that its waves are still.” Job, a man who suffered many losses, wrote of a God who “stirs up the sea with His power, and by His understanding He breaks up the storm” (Job 26:12, NKJV). The prophet Isaiah wrote to God: “You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm …” (Isaiah 25:4, NIV).
God encourages you to direct your eyes towards Him where He can show you the light. Anyone who has lived through a storm knows the calm that settles once the winds have died. The same is true when setbacks batter your personal life. God may not stop the chaos immediately. However, He will steady your heart, hold your hand, and help you take your next breath.
In the amazing book known as Revelation, John spoke of God as Omnipotent. In other words, an all-powerful, all-knowing, invincible, unstoppable, and ever-present God. The kind who can build a protective wall around you and comfort you on every side. If you will hold on to God with all your might, He promises to never let you down.
This is the kind of God you need to withstand the pressures and uncertainties of modern-day life. Just as panicked people seek shelter during a tornado or hurricane, you can seek Him whenever the ground trembles under your feet.
A Challenge For You…
Read Job 39:26-30 and 40:1-2. Does this change your concept of God’s power? Why? What other images came into your mind as you read this passage? Explain whether you now see God as a storm shelter.
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