GRANDPA SAYS --- “THINK ON THESE THINGS”: “Sometimes in the storm, we feel alone but a heart that trusts in God will always be a quiet peaceful place.”
SONG -> “Sometimes He Calms the Storm” | Lyrics: Scott Krippayne | Inspiration: Mark 4:35-41
“All who sail the sea of faith find out before too long how quickly blue skies can grow dark and gentle winds grow strong and suddenly fear is like white water pounding on the soul but still we sail on knowing that our Lord is in control
Sometimes He calms the storm with a whispered peace be still He can settle any sea but it doesn't mean He will not sometimes hold us close and let the wind and waves go wild sometimes He calms the storm and other times He calms His child.”
Folks, there is simple prayer below (conveyed through song) that makes the request for Jesus to take the hand of one too weak to stand alone. One can always stand with the help of the hand of Jesus that lifts from the kneeling position to the presence of God.
When we read the account of Jesus’ saying to the storm --- “Peace, be still” (Mk 4:35-41), we need to remember that Jesus is always in control of our circumstances, and, when we trust Him, He will calm the raging inside our souls. When we find ourselves raging and tossing and turning on the inside, Philippians 4:6–7 tells us what to do --- “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Those who stand with Jesus stand, in the certainty of the forgiveness and love offered and delivered through His life, ministry, sacrificial death on the Cross and resurrection.
God has not promised to bring peace to every storm, but He has promised to give us peace through any storm if we will trust Him to take care of us.
SONG ->“WHERE NO ONE STANDS ALONE” | Lyrics: Thomas Mosie Lister | Inspiration: “When I felt safe and secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.” (Psa 30:6-7)
“Once I stood in the night with my head bowed low in the darkness as black as could be and my heart felt alone and I cried Oh Lord, don't hide your face from me
Like a king I may live in a palace so tall with great riches to call my own, but I don't know a thing in this whole wide world that's worse than being alone
Hold my hand all the way every hour, every day from here to the great unknown take my hand, let me stand where no one stands alone”