He Stills the Storms

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. – (Psalm 107:28-29)

 

Jesus still calms the storms when we cry out to Him. Sometimes, He silences the storm raging within us, as the chaos around us continues; yet other times, in but a moment, He speaks, and what was so seemingly out of control, is brought to calm. Regardless of how He chooses to answer our cries, He is faithful to be present in all of life’s storms. He will never leave us nor forsake us; and far greater is He who is in us, than any storm that surrounds us. The very imagery of a storm being stilled to a whisper, and waves being hushed, create an instant snapshot of serenity in my soul. May we each go forth this day, knowing that He alone can still any storm – both within us, and without.

 

Lord we cry out,He Stills the Storms

when troubles come;

in stormy seas,

when faith’s undone.

You speak a word,

waves become still;

the storm silenced,

obeys Your will.

In our distress,

we need not fear;

You are greater,

than troubles here.

We reach to You,

Stiller of storms;

trusting the truth,

in love, transforms.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that when we cry out to You in our times of trouble, You are present. Thank You that You still our storms. Thank You that You know what is best, and You bring Your peace, be it in our hearts or in our surroundings. Thank You that regardless of what rages around us, You are in control, and You are far greater. Forgive us for our fearfulness and shortsightedness in the throes of the storms, and help us to hold fast to You, as You alone are our Safe Harbor and our Shelter in every storm. Teach us to lean into You when the wind and waves are whipping through, and may our dependence on You be an example for those who do not yet know You. Let those who are searching, come to know You as their Savior and Safe Harbor too. Be exalted in all that we say and do in both the stillness and the storms. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

Answer me, O Lord, out of the goodness of Your love; in Your great mercy turn to me. – Psalm 69:16

Our Defense

Our DefenseThough trials will come,

we shall worry not;

how we might defend,

the battle’s been fought.

For wisdom will come,

He’ll provide the words;

to surely defend,

His voice shall be heard.

Invest in the Lord,

let Him guide our time;

as He strengthens hearts,

and empowers minds.

Hold fast to His word,

for His word is life;

it heals the broken,

and silences strife.

Though storms still shall rage,

we have a safe space;

as we trust in Him,

we’re held fast in grace.

“But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.” – (Luke 21:14-15)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our safe space in the midst of storms, and that You provide all that we need to be sustained in Your strength. Thank You for Your word and Your Holy Spirit, that lead and guide us in the here and now. Forgive us for our fears of future events, and help us to rest assured in the promise that You will never leave us nor forsake us. Help us to fix our eyes on the eternal, rather than that which is fleeting. May our hope be held securely in You, and may we live and love in such a way, that those who know You not, will come to seek and find You. Let Your light shine bright through us, even in the darkest of days. Amen.

This song kept going through my head and heart as I wrote this morning. Please click the link to enjoy Matt Maher’s Lord, I Need You. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIOtQyVHBlc

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.