Bible Ballistics: BBs #362 Peace In The Chaos???
Just a few words of encouragement for your Friday (or whatever day you are reading this)! While things seem to be spinning out of control, and the whole world seems to be in chaos, we can have God’s peace and presence with us. We can walk in victory, no matter the storm! How? By hearing and heeding what God has to say about it!
and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen,
I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
We must not let the hustle and bustle rattle our peace, but take time to be still in our heart and mind, even when everything around us is in disarray. We can “Be still and know that I am God”! God is God whether we are still or not—but when we pause and focus our hearts and minds on HIM, being still in the turmoil, He brings peace and assurance to calm our hearts and minds, giving peace in the midst of any storm!
“And he said,
Go forth, and stand upon the mount
before the LORD.
And, behold, the LORD passed by,
and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD;
but the LORD was not in the wind:
and after the wind an earthquake;
but the LORD was not in the earthquake.
12 And after the earthquake a fire;
but the LORD was not in the fire:
and after the fire
a still small voice.
13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it,
that he wrapped his face in his mantle,
and went out,
and stood in the entering in of the cave.
And, behold, there came a voice unto him………”. 1 Kings 19:11-13
Elijah was running for his life, yet God’s voice wasn’t heard in the “great and strong wind”, or the “earthquake”, or in the “fire”, but rather in “a still small voice”! Elijah was a mighty man of God, but even Elijah was sent running at the Jezebel’s threats on his life. Yet God didn’t rebuke Him, but fed Him, and gave him rest and then sent him on his way after assuring Him that The One with the “still small voice” had it all under control, and HE would take care of King Ahab and Jezebel, his queen in HIS time (And HE did!)!
Jesus also assures us that He is with His own, and when we belong to Him, we are never alone—because HE cares for us—even in the storm! We can count on Jesus!
“But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life;
and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them
out of my hand.” John 10:26-30
Whatever your storm today, “Be still”, listening for HIS “still small voice”, assured that Jesus knows His sheep and no one can “pluck them out of my hand”! You can trust the ONE who gave Himself for YOU! Tune in to HIS voice!