The Storms of Life
That’s where we lose our balance and our bearings, teetering, falling, toppling into despair. Oh, Father, I truly don’t want to go there…
Safe. Secure. Serene
Have you ever felt so very secure, yet you could see the storm brewing on the horizon? The black clouds gather and grow – oh, so gloomy. The storm looms large and is headed your way.
Yet you sit secure. You know you’re in a safe place so you snuggle in a little more, closer to the source of solace. Safe. Secure. Serene.
What’s the source of your solace?
6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:6-7 (NIV)
Do you know God will show His grace and express His kindness to us? Riches that are incomparable – that’s what God gives us.
Incomparable = matchless, without an equal in quality, totally different in nature or extent, unable to be compared, having no equal, comparison is impossible.
Incomparable. Totally different. Having no equal. Yes, that’s the gift God gives us with His Son, Jesus. And that’s how we face storms feeling safe, secure, and serene – with our incomparable King.
So that storm brewing on the horizon may come our way. Expect it to. Prepare for it. Be securely set for it. Here’s the great news we need to know – that storm hasn’t met our God yet.
And that makes me feel safe, secure, serene. You too?
I know this…
We are seated in Heavenly places
with our Holy King
in the Throne Room of Grace
that’s where we lean.
In the mighty arms of God
In His bosom
He holds us
Yes…Safe, secure, serene.
Yes, we are safely held in His mighty arms…
Even on Christmas Eve when my 90-year-old dad was driven to the ER for the 2nd time in 2 days.
Tests reveal things that ought not be where they are,
yet there they are.
Things protrude into other things,
body fluids misbehave,
pain packs a one-two punch.
Words like bloody, clots, admit and observe swirl in the air.
like cloud cover
over and above.
is the reason
for the season
and all of life too.
He’s The Name
above all names
Thank You, God that my sister’s a nurse and knows what to do and where to go. Me, I’ll stay right where you have me, safely ensconced in Your Mighty Wings and Your Holy Word. Or is that knee deep in prayer?
Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. Psalm 57:1
Yes, we face a storm. A big storm. A storm brewing big black billowing clouds that threaten to blow through us, undo us, yet we know we are safe, secure, serene…
We hear God say
Lean on me,
Linger here a little longer,
For I am your refuge.
I am the shield that protects you.
I am your safe, secure, serene place…
For I am your KING.
Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5
Lion of Judah – Roar
Hurry – tell me more
Hold me near
In a place so very dear.
Do not weep
for God will keep
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:4
Come to me little children
Safe, secure, serene.
Regardless of the storm you face
I will hold you
Safe, secure, serene.