God is our protection and our strength. He always helps in times of trouble. So we will not be afraid even if the earth shakes, or the mountains fall into the sea, even if the oceans roar and foam, or the mountains shake at the raging sea.~Psalm 46:1-3 ICB
They say peace is not the absence of a storm, but the presence of God in the midst of one.
How we need the Lord’s presence, because a storm is raging in these last days. The tide of evil is quickly rising, and the enemy would like nothing more than to paralyze us with fear.
Beloved, I come to you with good news.
You may not feel strong enough to endure what lies ahead, but the strength we will need to endure does not come from ourselves, but by way of the empowering grace of God.
The power and grace that protected Daniel in the lion’s den, and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace, will rise up at the appointed time for us, too. We will be empowered to stand in an hour when others kneel.
In my distress I cried to the LORD, and He heard me.~Psalm 120:1 NKJV
Friend, are you worried about the days ahead? Let us bring our fears to the Lord God whose presence is with us no matter the storm. He hears us, and He cares.
Are you trusting God despite the storm?
Father God, apart from the Rock of Christ Jesus, everything around me is shaking. I offer my fears in exchange for Your peace. Just as I have faith that I am saved by grace, I have faith that You will empower me by grace. No matter what I will face, I will face it with You. Your strength will be made perfect in my weakness.
Holy Spirit, at the appointed time, rise up in me, so that like Daniel among the lions, and the three Israelites in the furnace, I will stand firm, whether before the breath of lions or surrounded by flames.
Lord Jesus, when the skies rumble, the ground shakes and the winds swirl around me, may I not fear. And when dark clouds gather overhead, may Your grace lift my face to Heaven, to look expectantly for You, my Savior.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
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