God Is Good in the Calm and the Storm
Posted on October 14, 2021 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
“I would hurry to my shelter far from this raging tempest.”
(Psalm 55:8 BSB)
There are times when I sit in my chair by the window and do not know what to pray. There are times when circumstances and responsibilities wear you down, and you find yourself just staring at the rain. My prayer in these times is simple, just a few words if any, “Please help…”
What a faithful God we have! In our times of discouragement and solitude, the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:26-28 NLT).
God is good in the calm as well as in the storm. In Him we can be certain, no matter the circumstances, that He is at work drawing all who believe to Himself. What joy it is that our Heavenly Father desires us to participate with Him in His work. When we willingly crucify our selfish wants and desires, He reveals Himself through our lives so others can see His love and grace. By this, they can believe that God has sent us (John 17:19-23 NASB). What joy we can know as we trust His Word and walk by faith in obedience to our gracious and merciful Savior.
I understand how easy it is to lose sight of this and find myself staring at the rain. But God is patient and always working to draw us back into His rest. God is good, and I am thankful no storm can change that.
“Hold me fast, let me stand in the hollow of Thy hand; Keep me safe ‘til the storm passes by!” (Mosie Lister, copyright 1958, renewed 1986 by Lillenas Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Used by permission.)
This Freedom Fighter was originally published in Real Victory for Real Life Volume 3
Written by David Brown: David Brown is a husband, father, grandfather, Pastor with a Masters of Religious Studies and a Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Religions. Dave is the Associate Pastor of Pemberton’s First Baptist Church.
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: 13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” –Galatians 5:13-14