Bible Ballistics: BBs #268 Stormy Weather!!!
We spent much of the afternoon and evening yesterday watching the storm forecasts. The prediction for severe weather was looming, and when you live in Oklahoma, you know to keep an eye “skyward”, and be prepared for the storms that may come, the tornados that can drop from the sky and turn life and limb upside down. But thank God, we only got the rain and the wind this time.
But there are also storms of life that have nothing to do with the atmosphere or weather. They are storms of crisis, emotion, love or grief. And I just want to take a few minutes of your time today to remind you that we serve the God who cares about our welfare—the one who is the greatest shelter in the entire world. The Almighty Creator God of the universe not only created you, but He knows where you are and He cares.
“Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
We can humble ourselves before the God who cares, for the very reason that HE IS GOD—and HE does CARE!!! He is there for you, and you can trust Him, and rest in His grace and power.
“For thou hast been a strength to the poor,
a strength to the needy in his distress,
a refuge from the storm,
a shadow from the heat,
when the blast of the terrible ones
is as a storm against the wall.” Isaiah 25:4
He knows the foes you face and His strength can carry you through, if you will but trust yourself to His care.
“From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee,
when my heart is overwhelmed:
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For thou hast been a shelter for me,
and a strong tower from the enemy.
4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever:
I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.” Psalm 61:2-4
No matter where you are, He will hear your cry and know what you need!
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” Proverbs 18:10
Safety may sometimes be in ‘numbers’, but there is ALWAYS safety in the “strong tower” of the Lord God Almighty and His Son Jesus Christ.
So come to Jesus with all your storms, trials and/or difficulties! Praise Him and thank Him that He is ever at work in your life. And remember, “God never says, ‘oops’!” (David Ring), because your situation didn’t catch Him by surprise! God knows your storms and He is able to deliver—in, out, or through!!! Look up; see the One who died for YOU!!! The One who gave His life (when He didn’t have to) will give life, eternal life, to all who will believe in His death, burial and resurrection for our sin. He loves you! He gave His life for yours! HE IS ABLE!!! He hasn’t given up on YOU, or you wouldn’t be here. He sent this message for YOU! “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” (Matthew 11:15)
“And Jesus said unto them,
I am the bread of life:
he that cometh to me
shall never hunger;
and he that believeth on me
shall never thirst.
36 But I said unto you,
That ye also have seen me,
and believe not.
37 All that the Father giveth me
shall come to me;
and him that cometh to me
I will in no wise cast out.” John 6:35-37
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6
I pray blessings on your day, dear one. If your soul is hungry, Jesus will fill your soul with Himself—His love, and His Spirit–because He is able and He cares!!! He proved that at Calvary! If you “hear” His voice, won’t you respond to Him? He truly loves you and cares about your life!!! And He is coming soon!!!