Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Eye of the Storm

Clouds gather.  Winds shift. The sky turns a tint of green. There’s a storm brewing. Sometimes we see the storm coming and have time to prepare for it. Other times, we are caught off guard and run for cover.

In my home state of Texas, tornado season runs from March until June. But hurricane season can stretch from June until October. So basically, eight months out of the year conditions will be right for a storm to brew.

Those odds may sound overwhelming, but they are nothing compared to the storms of life. We have a chance twelve months of the year to be bombarded by the swirling conditions around us. Again, sometimes we see the storm coming. Other times we don’t.

Several friends have shared with me this week that they are trying to find a new ‘normal.’ The storm of transition has blown through their lives leaving them feeling disheveled and out of sorts. One friend mentioned, “Even though everything is different and I’m trying to get my bearings, I still have an amazing sense of peace. I know it will all be okay.”

Even the most catastrophic tornadoes and hurricanes have an eye in the center.  In the center of that storm there is an unexpected peace. The sky is clear and the winds die down and for a few moments everything is as it should be.

Believer, God is in the center of your storm! He’s not watching from the sidelines wondering how it will all turn out. He’s in the middle of it all. He is your peace. He is your constant. You can run to Him and be safe.

The One whom the winds and waves obey knows where you are and is there for you. God is for you! The storms of life will come and go but God is constant. There is nothing He can’t protect you from. Bring on the rain.

Be blessed,
Jennifer

“The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” (Jesus) got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm.  “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.” Luke 8:24-25

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