Bible Ballistics: BBs #389 Safe In Your Storm???
“When thou passest through the waters,
I will be with thee;
and through the rivers,
they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire,
thou shalt not be burned;
neither shall the flame kindle
upon thee.” Isaiah 42:2
God never promised that we wouldn’t encounter storms! But He does promise that He will be with us when we face stormy situations. He promises to be with us, and Psalmist, David understood who His God was, is and ever shall be:
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1
Like David, we can come to know God as the faithful Shepherd, Redeemer and Deliverer, for God never says, “oops”, and He is never caught off guard! Instead He is our “all in all”, in any and every situation. (See Colossians 3:11)
“Trust in the LORD
with all thine heart;
and lean not
unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways
and he shall direct
thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
We must simply (though it’s not ‘easy’) trust in the Lord God Almighty and His Son Jesus to direct our steps!!! I have learned through the years, that when we will trust and obey the clear directions of God, HE absolutely will direct our paths—yet we so often choose to go ‘our own’ way! But when we choose to walk in His ways, He promises that He will never leave us to walk HIS path alone!
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have:
for he hath said,
I will never leave thee,
nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say,
The Lord is my helper,
and I will not fear
what man shall do unto me.” Hebrews 13:5-6
He has never failed me, and He never will, for He is The God Most High, who cannot lie, and keeps His ‘Word’, all of it! I’d like to share the first verses of a few of the Psalms from 23-35 (Read them all for yourself!), they all speak to the faithfulness of The God who saves and delivers! Here are a few for you to ponder today, no matter the storm that you may be facing!!!
“The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” Psalm 24:1
“Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.” Psalm 25:1
“Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.” Psalm 26:1
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1