This week was pretty crazy. We had Hurricane Sandy hit, as well as this monster cold front. LOL. I do not know if you heard the combo of the two was called “Frankenstorm” up here LOL. We had Sandy meeting up with that front, so it got pretty insane. Thankfully we kept power,but we lost internet for a few days. I hope that everyone else in the storm was safe. I am praying for God’s peace and provision in the aftermath. I know that some areas were hit REALLY hard. It was pretty intense, even here, so I cannot imagine what some others must have felt.
This week has brought to my mind so many verses. Verses on water, waves, storms… and how God is with us through it all. Here is a passage that came to my mind. I hope that if you are continuing to be without power, in cleanup, or trying to salvage things due to flooding, I hope you can find comfort in some of these verses.
“23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. 25 And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” 26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. 27 And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?” Matthew 8:23-27
I know that sometimes our storms do not stop as soon as we want, whether literal storms or storms and struggles in our lives, but God is sovereign. He is ALWAYS on the throne. Nothing happens without his knowledge. He does and will eventually calm our storms. If we must travel through the worst part of the storm before the Lord calls it complete, we will not ever go through it alone. In the worst hurricanes, God is there. In the worst winter storms, God is still there.
AND, in the worst struggles and storms in out lives, personal, emotional or spiritual, God is, will be, and ALWAYS will be there. As children of God, we are never alone, no matter how scary our storm may seem.
Praying for those impacted ❤