In the Eye of the Storm

by Beth Fore

A furious squall came up,
and the waves broke over
the boat, so that it was nearly
swamped.  Jesus was in the
stern, sleeping on a cushion.
The disciples woke him and
said to him, “Teacher, don’t
you care if we drown?”  He
got up, rebuked the wind
and said to the waves,
“Quiet!  Be still.”  Then
the wind died down and
it was completely calm.

(Mark 4:37-39 NIV)

In the Eye of the Storm

In the eye of the storm,
it is peaceful and still.
Surrounded by turmoil,
calm is what we feel.

Christ gives us His peace
that passes understanding.
He is the eye of the storm
who can quiet any thing.

In every circumstance,
Christ is always near.
He is always present
and takes away the fear.

There is no burden
too great for Him to bear.
Any time of day or night,
He will hear our prayer.

Christ is our refuge
in every storm of life.
He is the eye of the storm
in a world of strife.

In the eye of the storm,
calm is what we feel.
Jesus rebukes the wind and se
and tells them, “Peace, be still.”

by Beth Fore

*We all have things we fear, whether it is tornados, earthquakes, bears, speaking to a group, sharing ourselves with others, facing conflict, etc.  Just as the disciples, in the boat with Jesus, feared the storm, so do we fear the storms in our lives.  Jesus was asleep in the boat and was in the midst of them, yet the apostles still feared.

A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.  Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion.”  (Mark 4:37 NIV)

As Christians, we know that Christ is always with us.  As human beings, we fear many things; but, as children of God, the Bible says over and over again, “Be not afraid.”  John also says, in 1 John 4:4 (NIV), “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”  God is with us and He can defeat any, and every, enemy we face. 

Jesus is the “eye of the storm,” a place of peace, safety, and refuge from all of the storms in life.  There are many scriptures in the Bible which tell us that God is our refuge, our rock, our fortress.  We can be certain and assured that He can overcome our fears and defeat any enemy we face when we call upon His name and trust in Him to care for us. 

*Jesus is Sovereign over everything.

“He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet, be still!’  Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.”  (Mark 4:39 NIV)

Jesus created the wind and the waves, and He has power and reign over them, just as He has over everything.  When we recognize, acknowledge, believe and confess that Jesus is sovereign and rules over everything and everyone, we don’t need to fear any storm of life because we know God will be with us and protect and provide for us in every circumstance of life.

APPLICATIONS

  1. What is one of your greatest fears?  How do you usually deal with this fear?
  2. Do you pray when you are fearful?  If so, what do you pray?  If not, why not?
  3. Is there something in your life that you are facing right now that you fear?  If so, stop and pray right now.  Ask the Holy Spirit to take your fear away and replace it with power and strength through Jesus Christ.
  4. Do you truly believe that God has power over everything and everyone?  Claim the power of God and of Jesus and of the Holy Spirit living in you, and you will receive the “peace that passes all understanding.”

If you want to learn more about what it means to be a Christian or to become a Christian, click this link: https://woww.newlifebehavior.org/what-it-means-to-follow-jesus-how-to-become-a-christian/ If you have questions, please send us an email at nlbiministry@gmail.com.

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