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Being quiet during the storm

on September 24, 2014

And suddenly, behold, there arose a violent storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered up by the waves; but He was sleeping. And they went and awakened Him, saying, Lord, rescue and preserve us! We are perishing!  And He said to them, Why are you timid and afraid, O you of little faith? Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great and wonderful calm (a perfect peaceableness). (Matthew 8:24-26)

 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,I will be exalted in the earth.”  (Pslam 46:10 NIV)

  Growing up, I recall spending time with my cousins at my grandmother house on some weekends.  We had fun majority of the time, however, didn’t favor the times of storms, or potential ones from the weather radio.  During the storms (lightening, thunder, etc), was an automatic decision for no playing, as children, our thoughts were….it’s only rain.  The thunder could slightly rumble, or one small flash of lightening and my grandmother would immediately turn-off televisions, and stop whatever she was doing…then tell us to HUSH/be quiet (her version).  Being young (busy bodies), we didn’t understand why we had to stop what we were doing….she’d mention, “God is working, so just be still, it won’t last long.”

 It’s safe to say, I thought it was quite, ‘stupid.’  Now I get it!  There will be storms, the type the meteorologist can’t predict nor understand.  If you haven’t experienced a storm, keep living there’s one on the way, perhaps you just made it through a storm (kudos to you).  Whether it’s a tsunami, tornado, t-storm, earthquake or hurricane, despite the magnitude of your storm, your safest evacuation is the word.  In the midst of the storm, you must remind God what He said He’ll do.  I’m sure you’re wondering, what’s your point?  My point, God will/can allow storms to those He love.   Some can be quite devastating, causing you to lose loved ones or all that you have.  Sometimes he’ll provide the type when He’ll prepare you, allowing you to experience uncomfortable situations, I’d like to compare that to flash-flood warnings, which means something is approaching.  He’s only allowing it to warn you to trust, seek, turn to Him, or simply try Him (test Him).  Then there’s the watch, which means to literally “watch out” for what the weather can, do, be ready to act.  The two are both life savers…He’s watching and warning us…so be quiet.  He gives signs through people and prayer…it’s powerful. He sends storms to refocus your FAITH!

 When the storm passes then sun will soon shine!  The s-o-n is waiting to shine on you, but are you willing to be quiet and have patience during the storm? It won’t last always! The storm(s) of life can be tragic, causing fear, anxiety, discomfort, anger, but from personal experience, God is right there! There’s a peace that only HE can give.   I’m not certain of your circumstance, however, you may not understand “why?” Know that He WILL.  Take time to stop and realize, He’s working and He can’t complete His task if we’re busy moving!  As humans we don’t realize if we’d trust Him instead of man so much, our lives could be less hectic. He’s not through with you!  Are you willing to be still?   In the process, don’t allow the enemy to steal your joy!

 We never favor our storms, but our storms (in the end) favor us! (think about it!) Make today meaningful!!! It’s a PROCESS created for a  PURPOSE!!! Don’t quit! Speak to your STORM!!! 

4 responses to “Being quiet during the storm

  1. Glenda Davies says:

    Amen, Amen, Amen

  2. Traniece Robinson says:

    Love it!!!!! ♥

  3. Pamela says:

    We lived with my Grannie till my Mom got a house of her own and then Grannie lived with us. I have lots of memories of everything being turn off that wasn’t absolutely necessary. Grannie would tell us that it was in the Bible that we were to be quiet during the storm. We even turned out the lamp and she light her oil lamps. Of course that might have been because of how unreliable of electric was back then. I am not ever good at finding things but I would love to know where in the Bibleit said to be quiet during the storm

    • Good afternoon:

      I will attempt to answer you to the best of my ability. I can recall my grandmother saying the same. I don’t recall where it is written in scripture to be quiet, however, I’m aware of Jesus was sleeping peacefully, and the disciples were a bit worried (Mark 4:35-41). Also, in Psalm 107:29, it speaks of the storm being calmed. I feel with so much noise (distractions), during the storm, it’s safe to be quiet and still to hear. Even in the midst of the storms of life, it can be the best time for God to speak. If the winds could obey, when he commanded them to be still, imagine in our every day life. I feel being quiet and still during a storm is a good way to peacefully reflect on God’s works and goodness.

      I hope that was able to assist you.

      Be inspired.

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