As for me, I will call upon God,
And the Lord shall save me.
Evening and morning and at noon
I will pray, and cry aloud,
And He shall hear my voice.
He has redeemed my soul in peace
from the battle that was against me,
For there were many against me.
God my Creator
Lord of all lords
King of kings
the One I adore
bless this day
bless this week
bless me as I seek
You in all that I do
in all that I say
in all of my ways
grant me Your grace
as with thanksgiving I pray
may I rest in the peace
only You can give me.
©2 September 2019
As Hurricane Dorian bears down on Bermuda, we all watch in fascination at its strength and the damage it leaves behind. We are all waiting to see which way it is going and how it will impact the United States.
Watching the news, something occurred to me about hurricanes. How calm the eye of the storm is.
Look at the images and you’ll see the winds and rain surrounding it. They are fierce. They are powerful. They do not care what destruction they cause. But in the very center, in the middle, of this massive structure is a hole. And in that hole is sweet, luxurious, peaceful calm.
“The eye is so calm because the now strong surface winds that converge towards the center never reach it. The Coriolis force deflects the wind slightly away from the center, causing the wind to rotate around the center of the hurricane (the eye wall), leaving the exact center (the eye) calm.
An eye becomes visible when some of the rising air in the eye wall is forced towards the center of the storm instead of outward — where most of it goes. This air is coming inward towards the center from all directions. This convergence causes the air to actually sink in the eye. This sinking creates a warmer environment and the clouds evaporate leaving a clear area in the center.” ¹
Did you catch that? The air and wind are coming inward toward the eye from all directions.
When we are in a battle, we feel like it is coming at us from all directions. There is nowhere to turn. Nowhere to hide.
Life has felt like a hurricane around here lately. But as the storm rages around me, I know everything will be okay because Jesus is at the center of it all and he is speaking, “Peace. Be still.”
Do you feel being beaten, battered, and hammered by a storm? I urge to invite Jesus into the center of whatever is causing you to struggle. Ask him for the peace that only He can give.
Trust me. There’s not one thing God cannot get us through. He is more powerful than any tempest; even a hurricane. Because he is the Creator and the Director of all things.
From My Heart to Yours,
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