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“The Lord himself with fight for you. Just stay calm.” Exodus 14:14 We live in a day and age where we don’t usually have to literally step onto the battlefield and war for what is rightfully ours. We aren’t bloodied and bruised from the fight, and we certainly (hopefully) don’t carry swords and shields with us for protection. We do fight spiritually though, whether we realize it or not. We can pray, worship, intercede and storm the gates of Hell – but we still sometimes need God to fight FOR us. There are some things that are simply beyond our…

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) From the beginning of time, God’s Word was there. When God made the planets, the stars, the trees, etc., all He did was speak the word and it happened. Think of how incredible that is!   All God had to do was say, “Earth” and it was formed. There wasn’t anything magical about it. God spoke and it happened! While Jesus was on earth, He did many miracles by speaking the word and it happened. One day, Jesus and the disciples…

“He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.” Psalm 107:29

I recently heard a beautiful gospel song entitled “The God of the Storm.” I can’t remember all the words but some of them were, “troubled waters of danger set a stage for His feet, I’m peaceful in the midst of danger and harm, beneath the safe cover of the God of the storms.”
I was reading the story in Mark about Jesus telling His disciples that they were going to the other side of the lake. When the storm arose, He was asleep in the back of the ship, but the disciples were afraid and woke Him, asking Him if He did not care. He asked them why they did not have faith, and He stilled the storm. They should have realized that with Him in the boat they had nothing to fear.
Another line from that song says, “when the winds of confusion have gone on all night long, take shelter and rest with the God of the storm.
I am so thankful I know the God of the storm, and that He is always there.

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, that you are the God of the storm, you are always in control, and when we call out to you, you bring peace.
Devotion by Anne Johnston