You will not be defeated by your storms because the God in the storm is your protector, waymaker, sustainer, and deliverer.
When we are going through a storm it can be difficult to cleave to all of the promises we’ve learned throughout the sunny days. Mainly because we short term memory disorder. We conveniently forget that storms are often used to compound what we learned when everything was going right. The truth is we need storms to help us activate or reactivate faith. As uncomfortable and painful as stormy seasons are in your life, they undoubtedly grow us and stretch us for your good and God’s glory!
Here are few of passages to chew on about faith in hard times, to help you get through the storm. Try using these in your prayers, place your name in each one and let them, minister to your soul as you declare and remember that He is God in the storm:
- “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.” Isaiah 43:2 NLT
- “Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act.” Psalm 37:5 ESV
- “I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.” Isaiah 66:9 NCV
- “He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” Psalm 91:4 NIV
- “My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation.” Psalm 62:1-2
My brothers ad sisters, storms have a way of reaffirming what we know in our hearts. Storms have a way of opening or ears. And they also help to build a solid foundation to say with confidence that He is God in the storm and He will never abandon us.
Beloved, if you are journeying through a storm right now, remember you will not be defeated. I encourage you to put your hope in God. Look at it this way; we put our hope in so many other things. We put our hope in houses, in cars, in money, in relationships, in jobs. And when a disaster comes and takes all those things away, we are reminded that the only proper place for our hope is in God alone.
There is no viable substitution for hope because when it comes to hope, the Scripture says, hope in God alone. And the reason we can do that is because of what He promises to bring out of our sufferings. Romans 8:18 tells us, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
One thing is certain, the God in the storm will always speak to us in the storm if we are quiet enough to listen. C.S. Lewis writes, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains. It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”