Sunday Morning Worship January 3,2021 Pastor Danny Owsley “God Is In The Storm” When praise pours out of our mouths, joy begins to fill our hearts. Jesus tells us in John 16:33, “In the world you will have tribulation. O Lord, God of glory, Father Almighty, I will ever praise you. This introvert didn’t feel comfortable walking into a room of strangers for a one-hour Bible study, much less go out of town on a retreat. Required fields are marked *, “Affections immersed in the love of Christ provide clarity to a conflicted mind.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 22, 2021 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Out of these, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. They’d been struggling for a long time, battered by the wind and waves before Jesus finally showed up to rescue them in the early hours of the morning. But He also gave us hope. She wondered how they could have missed His direction and she doubted His faithfulness. He is God. ** No spam ever - only faith-filled encouragement. Without God, the very simple things become complex impossibilities… without God, we cannot relate to the god within everything and everyone… it makes for a lonely superficial life, and we’ve all been there, certainly the writer of these words… my words are like a hand reaching out in the storm… a storm much stronger and intense that most might realize… this storm will not be forever… “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them    He delivers them from all their troubles.The Lord is close to the brokenhearted    And saves those who are crushed in spirit.The righteous person may have many troubles,    But the Lord delivers him from them all;He protects all his bones,    Not one of them will be broken.”. Want to learn how to put your praise into action, even when life is hard? “I sought the Lord, and he answered me;    He delivered me from all my fears.Those who look to him are radiant;    Their faces are never covered with shame.This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;    He saved him out of all his troubles.The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,    And he delivers them.”. They felt lied to and there was dissension amongst the staff. But God was in the storm with strength and we cut them away. He sent them. He immediately told them to get into the boat and go to the other side of the Sea of Galilee while he dismissed the crowds. When they arrived at their new post ready to serve with Christ, it didn’t take long before they felt very disillusioned. “…Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.” (Mt. They were certain God was calling them to go. In fact, my prayers for the next year were filled only with praise and thanksgiving. (Isaiah 41:10). They didn't even feel close to Jesus in the storm. Even when times are bad, we are surrounded by God’s angel when we choose to praise and worship God with reverence and obedience. But then trouble comes. Set your mind on things above, not on [...], “Our life in Christ is incomplete if it does not birth within us an unshakable love for those who are different than us.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 21, 2021 In former generations this mystery was not made known to humankind, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles [...], “Wisdom majors on the essential life issues and limits mental junk food. Isaiah 28:2 Behold, the Lord has one who is mighty and strong; like a storm of hail, a destroying tempest, like a storm of mighty, overflowing waters, he casts down to the earth with his hand. I have a different perspective that allows me to see God … But God was in the storm with beauty, a sunrise dazzles the freeze. No matter what boat you are in God is in the storm with you. I have overcome the world' (John 16:33). Then, while Jesus was alone praying, the wind started howling and their boat started rocking. I set my heart on believing in God’s promises and goodness, knowing he would lead me through this season, no matter the resolution of the issues I was facing, and that made all the difference. The problems in my life didn’t instantly resolve, but I stopped focusing on the storms. Useless information takes up mental space!“ Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 20, 2021 You have trusted in your wickedness and have said, ‘No one sees me.’ Your wisdom and knowledge mislead you when you say to yourself, ‘I am, [...], I wonder if this is how the disciples felt just after watching Jesus perform the miracle of feeding the 5,000 in. b. Where is your focus? “If we hope to spend our eternity in praising God, it is fit that we should spend as much as may be of our time in this work.”. You go to the one who winds and waves obey, his name is Jesus. The storm rages and we wonder if we missed it. He sent them. Did they get angry that He had sent them? He saw this storm before it ever reached you, and has already worked out the provision you’ll need to get … We are trusting the Lord for His provision. While the storm continued to rage, God made a promise to Paul that he would save all the people on the ship for Paul’s sake. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Kirsten’s heart was broken. Are you in a storm right now? “God is in the Storm” "We of all people should be happy and joyful. . Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Praise him for who he is and thank him for all the blessings in your life. God, forgive us for the times we’ve doubted You in a storm. Rather, we are praying that God would bring us into obedience to His will. Praise God first and trust that God will protect those who worship and obey him. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Life always matters, but we often live to pursue material things. No matter what storm you may be experiencing in your life today, God has already provided a safe haven for you. Hi, I'm Kathryn! Join the 'Prayer and Possibilities' weekly newsletter to deepen your prayer life and find renewed hope through God. It seemed everyone else had quickly noted down five and now were on to many more. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience. As a thank you, I'll send you these FREE Pray Deep Prayer Cards. For you are good and faithful and true. There was something to learn in this experience, so Jesus does not simply stop the storm. This is a simple conundrum to solve. On the storms in your life? I was so filled with praise and thanksgiving I couldn’t stop. 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