Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Praising in the Storm

         Psalm 121
I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help?  My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.  Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at your right hand.  The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.  The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore

There were so many things I could write about today but every time I hear this song I feel I need to write something about it. Everyday I hear about a storm someone is going through in their lives.

Life can be one big tornado. I felt many a time like there was just chaos everywhere. Nothing made sense and I was stuck in this relentless tornado that threatened to tear me apart or destroy me. 
I think we can all relate to being in this place. Maybe you are going through something now that just seems like it will never end and life is just going crazy around you.
In the center of a tornado is the calm of the storm. When we make Jesus our center and we draw near to Him we find peace and strength. The more we move away from the center the closer we get to the fringe of the tornado and our outlook becomes unclear and frightening. 
Sometimes we are put in the tornado because that is the safest place for us. It is a place where we will find Christ in the center and praise Him.

I just want to encourage anyone who is facing a storm in their lives to praise God. Lift your hands and come before Him and know that no matter what the storm is, no matter where you are God is right there in the center of it all. He isn't sleeping, He is waiting for you to draw in close to Him for your strength.

We cannot do this alone. A lot of the time we do do things alone. We try in our own strength to cope and put on a brave face and dust ourselves off and carry on. In reality though we burn out and we realise that we have done it on our own but at great cost to our health, well-being and the relationships with others.
Worry, anxiety and stress all damage our health. Christ heals our hearts. Plants our feet firmly and lifts our heads.

Fear not the storm that rages but turn your eyes to the Lord. That is where your help comes from. Not from mortal things and not by your own effort.

Don't tell God how big your problem is. Tell your problem how big, mighty, awesome and great your God is.

Dear Lord
I pray for all who are hurting today. I pray you will give them courage and strength to praise you through the storms in their lives. We lift our hands to you Lord and praise your name forYou are our all Lord. You are so awesome Father and so Holy and worthy to be praised.
Thank you Father for always being there in the storm and for saving us when we cry out to you.


  1. I love this song, too. I like that--tell your problem how big your God is! This was so encouraging.

    1. Thank you Pamela. I am so glad you were encouraged. Blessings and I pray you have an awesome week.