With all the chaos and fear currently swirling around us in the world, it feels important to remind ourselves where to turn for hope and security. We have little control over the waves, and storms in our lives, but we can control our reaction to them, whether peaceful or panic. Many times, it is only in a storm that we acknowledge God as Almighty. As the storm rages, we begin to discover the source of our confidence and hope is in God alone.
Every person, every believer, every Christian, will go through seasons of storms, trials, and test. Whatever season you are in, whatever the circumstances surrounding you, the Lord will give you peace and protection. You do not have to be afraid, even in the midst of a storm. The psalmist said, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty…He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge.”
There are various storms that confronts God’s people daily. They include marital storm, financial storm, ministry storm, health storm, business storm, academic storm, etc. These storms often appear without warning, and some doesn’t last long. This is called the storms of life. We can so easily give up, cave in and quite when we go through or in a storm.
Do not misunderstand, the devil sends storms also. The storm the devil sends is an ATTACK that is designed to stop you, overthrow you and destroy God’s purpose for your life. When Jesus was with the disciples a great storm arose that threatened their lives. As experienced fishermen this was a type of storm they had never encountered before. Jesus arose and REBUKED the manifestation in the wind and the sea and there was an immediate calm. (Mt 8:26)
Relate: Mark 4:35-41, Matthew 8:23-27, and Luke 8: 22-25.
How Do I Get Peace in the Midst of the Storm
To have peace in the midst of the storm you need to totally put your trust in God’s Word. Know matter what you are going through, no matter how strong the storm is, remember God’s peace is freely available to calm any storm. Ground your worries in God’s Word. Just keep your focus on Jesus. Stay in the Word.
Remember the story of Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42). Martha works to prepare dinner, while Mary sits and listens to Jesus. Martha asks Jesus to rebuke her sister for not helping, but instead Jesus commends Mary. Martha’s generous service is not minimized by Jesus, but her worries show that her service needs to be grounded in Mary’s kind of love for him.
By sitting at Jesus’ feet, Mary shows that all our service ought to be grounded in a lively personal relationship with him. Following Christ means becoming like Martha and Mary. Be generous and love God. But if you notice in this story. Jesus said, Mary was during the best part, and that was sitting at Jesus feet. In order to have peace through any storm, just sit at the feet of Jesus. Pray, and stay in the Word. Just keep your eyes on Jesus. He will see you through.
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
When life seems to be spiraling out of control, let God’s Word be the thing that anchors you in place. Let God’s Word be final authority in your life. Remember God is in control and is stronger than your problems.
God will work for you:
He loves you and has plans to prosper you.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
He works all things together for good in your life, including what you’re going through now.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
He will give you the strength you need to get through the storm.
“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)
Related: 10 Powerful Bible Verses to Keep You in Perfect Peace During Stormy Weather
Storms will come, and go, but keep in mind that Jesus is the Prince of Peace. He will be your Peace in the midst of all your circumstances.
Beloved do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test you [that is, to test the quality of your faith], as though something strange or unusual were happening to you. 13 But insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, keep on rejoicing, so that when His glory [filled with His radiance and splendor] is revealed, you may rejoice with great joy. 1 Peter 4:12-13
What Do You Do in the Midst of a Storm
We are not exempt from trials, troubles, tribulations, or storms. Jesus Himself told us that in this world, ye shall have tribulations… but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. Everything you’re going through; Jesus has already overcome that. Just because we are Christians does not exempt us from the problems in this life. We are in this world, but we are not from this world. John 17:16 KJV.
Every trial is an opportunity for God to teach us more about Himself, to reveal Himself to us in a new way. Each difficulty and struggle open the door for God to display His power in our lives. Trust Him to do what only He can do. He sees. He cares. And He is able.
Paul reminds us to be patient, in tribulations but in order to be one with Christ, we need to participate in His sufferings, the fellowship of His sufferings, with patient endurance.
So, what you do in the midst of a storm. “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10, (NIV)
Stand on God’s Word when riding through a storm. Begin to thank the Lord for the victory. See yourself a winner, and not defected. The Bible says, “we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:37) Paul says to be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God so that you will be able to stand through the storms and the rain.
10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might. 11 Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places. 13 Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]. 14 So stand firm and hold your ground, having [a]tightened the wide band of truth (personal integrity, moral courage) around your waist and having put on the breastplate of righteousness (an upright heart), 15 and having [b]strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news]. 16 Above all, lift up the [protective] [c]shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Ephesians 6:10-18 (Amplified Bible)
In Mark 11:23, KJV: Jesus said, “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” Our words which are products of our conviction can move mountains! We can speak to the storms and the wind, and the rain, and say “peace be still.” In the Name of Jesus.
What Does the Bible Say About Peace in the Midst of a Storm
If you’re in a storm right now, know that if God did not cause it, God allowed it. It did not take Him by surprise. Nothing comes to you that God doesn’t know about. He is over it, beyond it, through it, above it, and in it. He is Almighty God.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
God don’t want any of His children to be troubled, perplexed, afraid, stressed. But he wants you to live a life of prayer and thanksgiving. A life of peace. That’s why he says, to guard your heart. (Proverbs 4:23-27). God’s plan is for your peace. When you lose His peace, you’re operating in fear.
Isaiah 54:10 ESV
For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Mountains and hills are immovable. But God has promised us that though the mountains may be removed, the hills shake, but His love will never change. No matter what comes, No matter what is shaken in your life, No matter how many storms appear, God loving kindness will never be moved
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
God has promise you a good future that is easy to cling to, of welfare, not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Related: Finding Peace in the Storm
How Do You Pray in a Storm
Pray that God would use the storm.
God, you keep turning everything around for my good. The enemy intended to harm me, but God, you intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. — Genesis 50:20 NIV
No matter what lies ahead, let me know that you are near. Through it all you are with me, and I thank you for the perfect peace.
Prayer: Father, in the Name of Jesus, I know that the storm and the physical needs surrounding it are secondary to what You seeks to do in the hearts of your people. God You are able to use terrible situations for redeeming purposes (Romans 8:28), to work very good things from very bad things. Storms like this can unleash kindness and selflessness, and we can see the potential for Your goodness within us, and we thank you for coming the storms. In Jesus Name Amen.
Where is god in the midst of A storm
God is there with you in the mist of your storms, and each storm will be made to fulfill God’s Word over your life! “Fire, and hail; snow, and vapor; stormy wind fulfilling his word” (Ps 148:8) The Holy Spirit knows the way thru every storm- and He is on the inside of you. God will never leave you or forsake you to the stormy elements. There are different types of life-storms. The first type catches us by surprise. It catches us unaware. These are the storms that are not the result of doing something wrong. Life and struggles just happen.
God is always in control. He is with you wherever you are, and His peace passes all understanding. I’ve learned to turn to His promises and prayer when storms threaten.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. -Isaiah 26:3
What have you come through, or overcame to take hold of this peace? What storms you have come through to cling to the peace of God? I know there have been times I really needed to rely on this peace to bring me through a lot of tough challenges.
Only the Lord of all creation (Colossians 1:16-17) could calm the storm with a word. Only the God of the universe could speak peace to the tumultuous waves and still the whipping wind. “Peace! Be still!” The winds and the waves obeyed Him. Immediately the howling wind was silent. The thrashing sea became like glass.
If you do not have his peace, you miss part of the blessings of being a Christian. Now there’s a simple statement! But I think we make it too hard. Too complicated. We think that finding peace when we are in the midst of a storm can only be for the super saint who knows how to have super faith. Since most of us know ourselves well enough to know we are not super anything, we figure such experiences are not for us.
No, Christ wants every Christian to experience His peace. How many of us lived in peace this past year? Have you had peace today?
“Jesus said, ‘Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. – John 14:27
Relate: Peace In The Midst of The Storm Paperback – April 21, 2017 by Carol Clark (Author)
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