Who Do You Turn To?
From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. – Psalm 61:2 (NASB)
When a storm sweeps into your life how do you react? When the need is great who do you turn to? And who do you blame? Often the question is asked; Why? Why did this happen? Why did it happen to me?
Job was living in the midst of a terrible storm. He had lost his family, his wealth and his health. His friends and even his wife were of the option that he had done something to anger me and that he should despair and repent. They assumed they knew the answer to, Why?
But Job was a righteous man. (What does that mean? Righteous? In basic terms it means right-wise-ness. The ability to make right decisions, decisions that please God.) Job had been living his life to serve me. He knew in his heart that these terrible things weren’t some kind of punishment from on high.
While Job and his friends where pondering these things something amazing happened…
Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. Job 38:1 (NIV)
In the midst of the storm—when he was at his lowest, when doubt began to creep in, I spoke to Job.
If you are in the middle of your own personal storm, you need to know two things.
First—I love you. I love you more than you could possibility know. I am not “out to get you.”
Secondly—If you listen closely I will speak to you out of the storm. I will be with you when things are rough. I will shelter you when the wind and the rain blow.
Trust in me and I will help you get through this storm.
3 for 3
1 – Read Psalm 62. Pay attention to how often it mentions a place of safety in God. Take special notice of verses 5-7.
2 -Listen to the song Oceans. This song is about how trusting God during the difficult times will make your faith stronger. Listen to it as a prayer for your own faith.
3- A prayer for you—Jesus I am in the midst of a storm in my life. My own strength is failing. My footing is shaky. My heart is breaking. I need you. Come into my life and shelter me from the torrent. Speak calm into my heart. Steady my feet and give me strength. I trust in you. Thank you for caring for me. In your name I pray. Amen.