Because I stand in the shadow of your wings, and my spirit clings to you, Jesus, Master of the storm. I can be sure through this tempest I’ll endure. In your hands, Lord, I’m secure. I know you’ll keep me from all harm. -Part of the first verse of a Psalm I wrote a few years back.
Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God’s keeping power is here just as much for us, as it was for the disciples of old. We’re assured that nothing can stop His purposes and plans for us; that “tempests rage unavailingly.” The Bible tells us that “The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” (Proverbs 18:10) Quoting directly from the message: “Where does the enemy attack? The fortress, the stronghold, not the desert waste.” But if God is our fortress, we need not fear any enemy. And, as for the desert waste. For a child of God, that really is a mere illusion. You see, God has promised that He “will turn the desert into a pool of water, and the dry land into flowing springs.” (Isaiah 41:18)
You see, we need not fear any storm; and when we need the rain, Jesus is the storm! Just as the flood of Noah’s day swept all the evil away and cleansed the earth, so does the flood of God’s presence, His glory, and His mercy and grace toward us sweep it all away bringing that cleansing to us. Then, as John 7:38 tells us: ” rivers of living water will flow from within” us.
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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, December 13, 2018, 11:18 a.m.