. . . The World Changer at the End of the World, Part 1 - I, All Rights Reserved Harvest Ministries 2021. Even the disciples had to learn to trust Jesus by the doubt-creating circumstances they faced. . The disciples were frightened, fearful and faithless in the midst of what they perceived to be a potentially, deadly situation. .all your fears will leave. .because at the first sign of adversity. .and I’ve wanted to learn everything I could in those situations. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”. . .God is not in heaven wringing His hands wondering what is going to happen to you next. . I understand that but what about John 14:12 in the Classic Amplified Bible which says: “I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.”. When we are buffeted by the storms of life and wonder where God is in the storm, in the spirit of the psalmist, we might compose our own psalm, which might go something like this: Remember me, oh God, during this time. Scientist often try to predict storms and they have some limited success. God is not weak! Mark 4:37 in the Classic Amplified Bible says: “And a furious storm of wind [of hurricane proportions] arose, and the waves kept beating into the boat, so that it was already becoming filled.”. God heard them and told Moses how he was going to provide for them. I'll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.". If we butcher all our flocks … it won’t be enough! But God gave him instructions. The disciples had done exactly as Jesus told them to do. The storms of life can challenge even the strongest of faiths. Even in the midst of your personal storms. I'd better change my wandrin ways, I know I've seen my better days, Fight storms with My Word. . .worrying about what may or may not happen. I’ve gone through some things in my life. . . .do you find yourself having sleepless nights? “All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! The storms of life are many and varied. When trouble comes. About the Author Hi there! The storm came about so quickly that the disciples were swamped. Leaves us flat. Through the Storms of Life. .He most certainly knew about a storm on the Sea of Galilee. In Acts 27, we read that the apostle Paul was on a boat on his way to Rome, and the ship got caught in a storm — a horrible storm. Father of all mercy! Then follow along with Pastor Greg Laurie as he continues in our series from the Book of Jonah with a message titled, “Getting Through the Storms of Life.”. I must admit this sounds far too familiar. This is too much, too wonderful—I can't take it all in!”. .those closest to Him … in a position to drown and die? When she asked me how I could be so sure. We encountered a storm this weekend. The literal Greek translation of be still is “be muzzled” or “be gagged.”. That wasn’t an unreasonable question because my lymph nodes were free of cancer. In a few minutes you're going to do battle with your enemies. . Let me give you an absolute fact. This is the the actual transplant op that saved my life! First, Isaiah 41:10 in the Contemporary English Version says: “Don't be afraid. When facing the storms of life. The good news is this: God is always with you in every storm you are going to face in life. If He did it for Smith Wigglesworth, He will do it for you. .don’t worry. yes, but that was Jesus. .not your relatives …not your boss. The surgeon had sent the mass removed from my chest from an incision that measured thirteen inches long, two inches wide and two and ½ inches deep to be analyzed and the results were negative. .don’t doubt. I'm with you. We can't stop the storms … fulfilling His vision for your life. 5. . .stuff is going to happen. .more properly, known as acquaintances to be quiet. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. Now this miracle promise was so amazing that even Moses, who had faithfully believed God in every instance, had a hard time believing it… for He said to the Lord in Numbers 11:21: “There are 600,000 men alone … yet you promise them meat for a whole month! . . As we drew closer and closer to the thunderstorm. In the one moment things were fine. . I listened quietly until she commented she didn’t want to die in a plane crash. . the decision to take chemo was not about me but about others. . Always be willing to learn in every situation. He never has been and He never will be. Don’t you think Jesus knew there was a weather pattern forming. This time the Lord used it to show me that the decision to take chemo was not about me but about others …meaning the people He would put in my path that I would encourage and pray for. .it was not unusual to have thunderstorms with 60-70 mile an hour winds and frequent lightning strikes. 6. “…You know when I leave and when I get back; they’re gone faster than a snow man in 80 degree sunshine. When you’re facing the storms of life. Prof White & Miss Logue (centre) worked on… But the Captain of my soul He's always on board He rocks me in His arms While riding through the storm. I love watching movies where it seems that all is lost. Sometimes you don’t even have to tell your friends. . .or maybe even a hurricane or tornado? .always do what Jesus did. . .”. In this message, he reminds us the Book of Jonah is about a man running from God’s will. 2. Numbers 11:19-20 in the New Living Translation says: “And it won’t be for just a day or two, or for five or ten or even twenty. . Isaiah 43:1-2 ESV. Donate to Harvest today and we will thank you with a copy of A Rush of Hope on DVD. . . 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 in the Message Bible says: “All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! When Jesus got up. . Press through lightning and rain; You don't learn of Me in sunshine, But in darkness, and in pain. In the book of Mark, chapter six, we read that the disciples got into a boat, at night, and took out across the sea. . I suddenly sat up, in the bed, and saw the devil. .call on Him and quote the Word. . Don't waver in resolve. “Don't panic. I said, ‘Oh! Seek a higher power to help get you through the storms of life When storms come, it’s easy to feel utterly helpless to the prevailing winds threatening to derail our lives. God performs His greatest miracles through storms and this is when we learn the meaning of what having true faith looks like. Do you believe the Son of God knew what was going to happen to that boat. .if you’re doing what God has called you to do . "We were sleeping one night, when the manifestation of evil filled the room and the spirit of fear gripped both of us. God told him how to get through the storm. Our phone operators are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to serve you: I could give you numerous scriptures but I’m only going to go over four. The enemy will not sit idly by. .so when you encounter the storms of life you can be victorious. The storm my seem bigger than you, but God is bigger than the storm. Maybe tossing and turning. That's the kind of storm Jonah got into to when he tried to flee from the presence of God (Jonah 1:1-4). That’s when I discovered she loved the Lord and was a Christian but her faith was weakened because of facing fear without faith. Storms aren’t fun, either at sea or in real life. .seek to be at peace. He’s telling us that our time is short. . If you’ve been unsuccessful. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”. I’ve learned to be content in whatever situation I’m in.”. Storms of Life is the debut studio album by country music star Randy Travis, and was released on June 2, 1986 by Warner Bros. Records Nashville. Since Jesus knew the storm was coming. Now, this is what Yahweh says: “Listen, Jacob, to the One who created you, Israel, to the one who shaped who you are. It’s our cinematic crusade film, A Rush of Hope. . . Matthew 22:29 in the New Living Translation says: “Jesus replied, `Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God.’”. .co-workers. When trouble is headed your way. I will be found by you, says the Lord, and. I rubbed my eyes to be sure, it was him. .if you need deliverance from the storms of adversity. They include illness, opposition, pressures at work, unemployment, relationship difficulties, disappointment, bereavement and persecution. And we're left, thoughts swirling, wondering how we didn't even see it coming. When you learn how to take your eyes off of your circumstances and your feelings and fix your eyes on Jesus, that’s the way to make it through the storms. (800) 821-3300, The World Changer at the End of the World, Part 1 - II, 2020 Best of A New Beginning, Genesis 6, Hebrews 11. . Do you feel like you can't handle everything that's going on in your life right now? .He assessed the situation. In Mark 4:34-41, the disciples found themselves caught in a ferocious storm while on a boat in the middle of the Sea of Galilee and simultaneously in a spiritual storm of fear and doubt. James is so honest when he claims, “ Faith without works is dead ” (James 2:17). . he disciples experienced several mountaintop moments in their time with Jesus. . Jesus did not pray about the storm He was facing. Reflections. Matthew 6:34 in the Message Bible offers some great advice: "Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. .but the Holy Ghost. .because at the first sign of adversity. 7. However … we must trust Him for it to be so. But when a storm arose while they were out on the Sea of Galilee, fear took over. . “because I’m on this plane and God still has a lot for me to accomplish in my life.”, “Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you. In Numbers 11 we read where the Children of Israel were hungry and whining. TEXT: Mark 4:35-41 PROP: We must remember to have faith in Jesus. 3. The disciples were with Jesus 24/7 yet fear made them forget who they were traveling with. . .is because the Word of God tells you not to. As I prayed the Lord brought 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 in the Message Bible to my remembrance which says: I have used that scripture on dozens and dozens of occasions to encourage people going through the storms of life. I feel that there are a few situations that I/we have not faced and those, I pray that I never have to experience. Since 1985, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and 16 of these were number one hits. .no matter how great the temptation or seemingly insurmountable the problem may be. Truthfully, I can think of several ways I’d want to be spoken of. . . “Who is this, anyway?" And even if He didn’t … He knew His Father had an answer to the problem …the same way we know God always has an answer for us. I do not make light of the storms of life or write this in an insensitive tone to take away the sorrow, sadness or hurt they can often contain. [Spoken:] you know, she almost had me turned around, But that was years ago. . .best friend or anyone else will make you victorious. .I said: “because I’m on this plane and God still has a lot for me to accomplish in my life.” Then I told her He had plans for her as well. He most certainly knew about a storm on the Sea of Galilee. .the lady sitting next to me became increasing nervous and fearful about the storm. Remembering how God has blessed us over the years helps us to maintain balance when God seems far away. God is not moved by the adversities we face. Suddenly an overwhelming sense of peace and love filled the room and we had the most blessed sleep ever.". Here are seven things we should do when facing the storms of our lives. I remember one airline flight where a violent thunderstorm was in the distance as the plane leveled off at its cruising altitude. I am your God. Don't fear. Sometimes we bring trouble on ourselves with willful disobedience; other times, storms come through no fault of our own. We have lived this experience. If you’re already counting on some of the Word … why not count on all of the Word? .so I would never have to experience them again. Philippians 4:11 in the New Living Translation says: “I’m not saying this because I’m in any need. Fourth, Psalm 139:5 in the Message Bible says: “…You know when I leave and when I get back; I'm never out of your sight. Father of all mercy! And when we realize this, we can successfully travel through these storms of life in complete joy. . I believe that God is giving us a warning. . The storms of life will blow They're sure to come and go They meet us all at a time When I'm calm and doing fine. Storms are common here in the Ozarks. We’ve got a great resource to put in your hands for just such a purpose. • There are also storms God sends us for growth. All professional athletes go to training camps before playing in games that count. 5. .so when you encounter the storms of life you can be victorious. He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.”. In either case, difficulties are common to all of us. .they’re gone faster than a snow man in 80 degree sunshine. The truth of the matter is. It teaches us how to live in the here and now, especially when life gets stormy. . How do we handle the storms of life and attacks of the enemy? and your ability to allow God’s power to work through you. Jesus spoke to the storm and commanded it to stop causing trouble. With the help of lawless Gentiles, you nailed him to a cross and killed him.”. Turning your worries and concerns over to a higher power can release the burden and … 1. The only way God can make us who He wants us to be. 7. You gotta know God will never tell you to do anything dangerous without a way of escape. I want to share with you the struggles that I/we have faced in my/our life and the battles that have been won through Jesus Christ...in an ordinary Christian woman's life.Many times, we see/anticipate the attacks that the enemy launches at us but often times...we get blindsided. . Enjoy singing praise and worship with the Harvest worship band at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Orange County. Have you ever thought about how you want others to perceive you. .God always provides a way of escape. We can’t do the work of God, but we can seek Noah’s same kind of bold obedience to honor the One with our own life … . Always be willing to learn in every situation. Growing Closer to God Through the Storms of Life Psalm 29:1-11. I confidently told her that our plane was not going to crash. God of all healing counsel! . Your Bible is your training manual for every season of your life. 14:26). A. . He is teaching us how to live out of His strength by walking after His Spirit. Immediately after having breast cancer surgery on January 15, 2015 . .don’t worry or fret. Not Ghostbusters. Their obedience literally took them into the nucleus of a disaster. Will you help reach the lost? I then turned to Polly and told her to go back to sleep, it was nothing of consequence, and I laid my head back down. The storms of life are washin' me away. . The disciples with Jesus were in the midst of a huge storm in the see of Galilee. fear made them forget who they were traveling with. Be still (muzzled)! . . . . 2 Chronicles 16:9 in the New King James Bible says: “For the eyes of the Lordrun to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf ofthose whose heartisloyal to Him….”. Big storms can roll in fast, suddenly turning blue sky days dark with worry. When facing the storms of life. . And the best part. . An old mail pouch, tobacco sign Fadin' on the barn, Bringin' back sweet memories of Mama's farm When love was just a country girl that lived on down the road. . Hail will try to hurt you. .and neither should we be. . Whatever the cause, God uses trials to purify and refine us. Debt Free Army Triumphant Life Church Steward Tips, Contact Harold Contact Bev Partner Relations Contact Webmaster, Free Miracle Money Book Free How to... Jobs Book. You need spiritual training. There are many storms we face in life. . There's no need to fear for I'm your God. Second, Psalm 118:6 in the Message Bible says: “God's now at my side and I'm not afraid; who would dare lay a hand on me?”. To help you get started, we would love to send you a free Bible and other resources to help you grow in your faith. Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I love reading about the faith and spiritual exploits of Smith Wigglesworth. “I look behind me and you're there, then up ahead and you're there, too—your reassuring presence, coming and going. Go to www.debtfreearmy.org and search for “The Difference Between Contentment And Complacency.” The teaching is definitely a game changer. One that is so powerful, we need to take it to heart in a very personal way: “Then the Lord said to Moses, “When did I become weak? . . In the Gospel according to Matthew, there is an amazing story of the disciples in a storm. . “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”. Peter asks Jesus (if he is Jesus) to call him to come through the storm to him. . I'm Eric Gaudion, and I've learned a few things about pain and suffering the hard way. Have you ever been in a serious thunderstorm. .He’s ever ready to empower and enlighten you to achieve your destiny. He wants to do whatever he can to render you ineffective for and to the Kingdom of God. Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. “In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.”. I will make you strong, as I protect you with my arm and give you victories.”. 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