Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Looking at entering the eye of the storm, I discovered in my own life experience, as-well-as for those experiences of others found throughout scripture, that I entered calmer waters through trust and belief, calling God’s attention to His promises and to His honor (see Exodus 33:12-17).
When I cry out to God for His perspective on a situation and He begins to reveal it to me – most often through scripture – that is when I begin to enter the eye of the storm where He is and where I can see more clearly the things going on around me and discern the cause of the turmoil within me. In trusting Him and taking Him at His word to me every time I find myself exiting the eye and back in the winds of the storm, I more quickly return to where He is in the eye, remaining stable and fixed with Him as I call out His words to me in His hearing with faith to trust Him to complete it.
As you pray today over your situations and your response to them, consider the following, thinking on each area of adversity in your life and the lives of those you love. Are you entering the Eye of the Storm with Father in each area as you put Your trust in Him?
1 HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
3 For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
4 [Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.
8 Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked.
(Continue Reading: Psalm 91)
Continue reading on this thought – In the Hearing of the Lord ~ The Eye of Calm Waters, Pt. 1: http://darlenesponderings.com/2014/03/26/in-the-hearing-of-the-lord-the-eye-of-calm-waters-part-1/