Too often people think that becoming a Christian saves us from storms in our lives. Nothing is further from the truth. The evil one goes at new Christians far worse than he does nonbelievers. I recall that not all things went well once I became a Christian. They still don’t. I’m sure you can say the same.
Jesus faced storms as well. He had to deal with angry people, betrayal from a friend, and the cross. We face some of the same situations today. Storms don’t quiet just because we pray. However, prayer can calm the storm inside.
The waters surrounding you may be turning into a tsunami, but talking to God can help keep you calm inside. Psalm 107:29 reminds us that He will still the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea will be hushed. The more you pray to God during a difficult period of your life, the easier it will be to get through.
In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was ‘Help me.’ Sometimes a prayer was ‘Thank you.’ What I’ve discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away. – Iyanla Vanzant, author
How many of you have had peace around you but have had a storm inside? Maybe something angered you, something you had no control over. Or even something silly. I get into rants all the time thinking about things that might occur in a difficult situation. I’m seldom ever right. However, taking a moment and praying for God to calm me always works. It’ll work for you also.
Jesus didn’t promise to take away the storm. Instead, He promised to be there during our calamities and misfortunes. All we need to do is look to Him and we will have peace inside.
If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please let me know in the comment section below. I’ll be happy to pray for the situation.
Keep your eyes open for next week’s blog. Karen Unger will be our guest.