A storm can easily change the course of a ship at sea. The captain must keep his hand on the wheel to keep it steady. If he lets go, the storm has won.
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 15:58).
The Message Bible says, “Stand your ground and don’t hold back. Throw yourself into the work of the Master.”
The Williams translations states “…continue to be firm, incapable of being moved.” Don’t let anything or anyone else direct your course contrary to the Lord and His Word. “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”
(James 4:7). Keep yourself under God’s hand. Do it His way all the time – when it’s easy and when it’s not. Your obedience resists and repels the devil.
What is Peace? Peace is knowing that God is right there with you in the midst of trouble. In the Psalms, it talks about how God will cover us with His wings. He will hide us in the rock. What am I saying? Don’t wait for all of your problems to resolve and then decide to quit worrying. No, decide to trust God no matter what is happening around you. Find the place of peace and make up your mind that you’re going to have peace right in the midst of the storm.
But the truth is that a dangerous storm can take just as great a toll on your spirit. So, arm yourself with these verses, you can help your family find comfort — even when the wind is whipping, the house is dark, and you just aren’t sure what’s happening outside your home’s walls. They can help you remember that God is in control and wants you to seek refuge in Him. After all, there’s no weather too rough for the One who created it.
But let His Word remind you that even when the storms come, you can seek shelter and comfort in His promises.
How Do You Trust God in the Midst of a Storm?
When you are in unfamiliar territories, and you need someone to see you through, Jesus is there. Just trust that He will see you through. It can feel impossible to trust God when you are in the midst of the storm that He knew was coming, but call on Him, and He will answer.
Storms come and storms go. How you react in the storm will determine the outcome. Storms can happen at any time. I think we would both agree that it’s easier to praise God in the good times, in the midst of a storm, but what about the bad times — when the storm comes or unexpected strikes, leaving you in a place of hurt, frustration, despair, and vulnerability? Praise the Lord.
Remember Peter who lost His confidence in God and got caught in the storm. When he called out to God He was there, but it seems that he would’ve been better off to just have faith and trust initially.
Focus on His hope and his promises and you will get through the storm. Isaiah 40:31 says, “Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.”
“For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world — our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God]” ~1 John 5:4, AMP
What Does the Bible Say About Peace in the Midst of a Storm?
The Bible has much to say about the subject of peace in this world and what to do when it moves into our lives.
Jesus said in the book of John: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Job said: “Man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble.”
It does not matter if you are a faithful Christian or not, trouble is inevitable. It is not a matter of if, but when. I am convinced that none of us are exempt from the storms of life.
Remember when Jesus said that He has overcome the world. This is the hope that we have in the midst of our trials and difficulties. We live in a dangerous and unpredictable world, yet we can still have joy because our souls are anchored in the Lord.
How Do You Trust God in the Midst of a Storm?
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
When we hold onto God as our anchor in the storm, trusting in His sovereignty, believing that He finishes what He starts, and holding onto his promise that trials produce the testing of our faith which produces perseverance, we allow the storms to strengthen us.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.[a Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
When you trust the Lord with all your heart, putting your complete trust in Him, when you do this, He will direct your path. Any difficulty, any storms you go through, you can overcome them. For greater is he that is in you, then he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
When we lose perspective, when we forget who calms the storm, when we give up, cave in, and quit we allow the storm to destroy us. Don’t allow the storm you go through overwhelmed you.
What is a Good Bible Verse for Troubled Times?
Take a few moments to soak in these passages of Scripture and let them sustain you in the days ahead.
1 John 5:14 says, “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.” Part of being able to count on God is knowing that He is there whenever we need him. Our prayers will never go unheard.
Psalm 56:3 says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Fear is a normal part of life. But with God on our side, we can turn to Him in the darkest moments and know that He is there for us.
Psalm 32:10 says, “Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD.” When we believe in God, we are rewarded with love and safety to get us through the tough times.
We can trust that God will bring good out of the storm like it is said in Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Psalm 27:1 says, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” There is no need to fear, because God is my light and my salvation. there is no need to fear.
Deuteronomy 31:8 says, “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” No matter where you go or what you do, God has already gone before you.
Psalm 23:4 says, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Even though it’s a shadow, don’t fear because God is with you.
What God says About Struggles?
Trusting God in any situation calms the storms. Trusting the Lord makes the difference in our circumstances or situations. Sooner or later, you realize there is nothing you can do in the situation; it is beyond your control. You surrender it to God who understands your struggles.
God has promised never to forsake those who put their trust in Him. He is faithful to His promises. God never fails. The Scripture also says: “Thou will keep Him in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast on you because he trusteth in you.” Immediately you surrender the problem to God, you will experience peace. That means the Lord is in control: the problem is no longer your burden, but the Lord’s problem.
Here are 10 Bible verses you can return to again and again for comfort.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
God do not want his children anxious, troublesome about anything, but always allow the peace of God to guard your heart and your mind.
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. Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)
No matter where you are, God is with you. Through the waters, rivers, fire, God will be with you.
Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” Matthew 8:24-27 (NIV)
Even in the storms, God is with you.
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
God will keep you in perfect peace, just keep your mind on Him.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 (NIV)
Even when you go through the storms, God says, think on these things.
God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’ So that everyone he has made may know his work… He brings the clouds … to water his earth and show his love.
Job 37:5-7, 13 (NIV)
God speaks through the storms and rain.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 (NIV)
Jesus said, my peace I leave with you. Let not your hearts be troubled.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
Jesus said, do not fear, I am with you. I will strengthen you through the storms.
I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 34:4 (NIV)
When I sought the Lord, He delivered me.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Peter 5:7 (NIV)
I do not want you to worry. Give me your cares.
Father, in the Name of Jesus, I understand that in this life there will be storms. Storms that cause my faith to shake. Storms that make me feel like I am sinking. Lord, I speak peace and calm to the storms. Give me greater courage to trust that You are working on my behalf to protect me and keep me from harm. Help me feel Your peace and presence and open my eyes to where Your light is shining. Amen.