Thursday, July 7, 2011

Peace in the storms

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your savior."~Isaiah 43:2-3

What a comforting and peaceful promise! I am learning so much in Beth Moore's Breaking Free study! Her ability to pull scripture from all over the bible amazes me. Her homework day 5 of week 2 talked a lot about enjoying God's presence even in the midst of storms. In 2006 I faced one of the biggest storms of my life thus far. Throughout that process I have never experienced God's love, peace, patience, and promises as I did then. It was a tough road and things weren't always peachy with the Lord and I, but nonetheless, He never left me. He showed me love and patience every second of my healing process. I love the verse above for many reasons: 1) It says WHEN you go through these troubles, meaning we will it's just a matter of timing. 2) It says you will NOT be overtaken by anything you go through. 3) He says again He is our Lord, our Savior. Gives me chills!

I learned through experience He may not calm the storm immediately, but He promises He will be with right there every step of the way!

Psalm 16:11 "You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever."

If you're in the middle of a storm. Take heart, you will come out on top; stronger than you can imagine.


stacyaluthi said...

That really spoke to me. Thank you.

Jenny C said...

Isn't this study amazing!? Getting Free(er) every day :)

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