There are storms all around us. All around the world. All around our lives. Some of us are in storms even as I write this. Physical storms whose intensity we cannot even fathom. Emotional storms we feel like we’ll never make it through. Mental storms. Spiritual storms. Health storms. Family storms. Marriage storms. School storms. Friendship storms. Anger storms. Job storms. Prison storms. Homelessness storms. Storms, storms, storms. Our storms. Others’ storms.
Please friend, as the Lord has been reminding me, let us be careful not to let the storms distract us from the Lord Jesus Christ. Sometimes the storms are or at least seem so overwhelming we feel we might get swallowed up in them. Of course, we need to address whatever the Lord desires we address in the midst of them concerning safety, protection, health, decisions, forgiving people, getting help, etc. That goes without saying.
But we also need to be careful that we don’t become distracted by the storms from the Lord and the Bible and the course in life He has set us on. He needs to be our first love and greatest priority through the storms and in all times. Our greatest crying out in the storms of this life must be to the Lord, and He is the one who will navigate us and help us and carry us through them when we yield ourselves utterly to Him.
Even when the storms are the storms others are experiencing and not we ourselves, we can become consumed with watching them, hearing about them, thinking about them, etc. Again, the storms can be a distraction from the Lord and His will for us.
Greater than any and every storm is the Lord, and let us look to Him above all else. Let us follow Him as He leads us through our lives. Step by step, breath by breath, may we follow the Lord now and forever, AMEN!
The prophet Elijah had a most amazing experience that was not the wind, earthquake or fire. As unbelievable and wild as all three must have been, what stood out above all else was the voice of God speaking to Him. First and foremost, yes, the Lord! Greater than any and every storm, the one who will reign forever, the one to whom we must turn, now, and in all things and at all times, is the Lord!
“Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:11-19
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