Sunday and the stormy sea

This Sunday morning Pastor Rodney Alexander began a series on “Navigating the Storms of Life” at Little Flock.

Storms are a part of life.  Don’t we all know that from experience?  Pastor Rodney said we are either heading into a storm, are right in the middle of a storm, or we were moving out of a storm.

One friend asked me recently if there were ever a time in my life when things were just going good, without any problems to worry about.  I said when those short periods come, I begin wondering what problem is just around the corner.  The calm before the storm doesn’t last long.

The message this morning touched a place in all of our hearts, I think.

The good news is, as Pastor Rodney admonished us, Jesus is in the boat with us.  We may think He is sleeping, not aware, or that He doesn’t care, like the disciples did.  That is far from the truth.  He cares.  He knows our every need.  And He is working all things for our good and His glory.

The service ended with a worship song, Our God.  Here are the words.  May they ring in your ears this week as you navigage your stormy sea.

OUR GOD by Chris Tomlin

Water you turned into wine, opened the eyes of the blind. There’s no one like You, none like You!
Into the darkness You shine, out of the ashes we rise. There’s no one like You, none like You!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, awesome in Power, our God! our God!

And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against?
And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against us?

Rest in your God this week.  He is the Captain of the ship, and He will bring us safely to the shore.

 

Leave a comment, dear readers.  Are you in a storm, cominging out of one, or like me, heading into the darkend clouds?

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7 thoughts on “Sunday and the stormy sea

  1. Peggy thank you for sharing this. Service this morning was amazing. I am living in a storm. God has been speaking to me and trying to get me to listen. I am so head strong and actually think I can do all of this on my own…..How wrong I am. God is in control and that is were I need to leave it. Life for me right now has never ending waves and storms…To have a Lord that I know that truly loves me has made my storm easier. Again thank you for sharing this….God is so much bigger than what we allow Him to be….

    • You certainly are right in the middle of a storm, Marie. Don’t we find God teaches us the most when we are in the greatest need? Maybe that’s when He can get our attention.

  2. Til the storm passes over,and the thunder sounds no more. Thank God my pilot is Jesus and we’ll ride it out together. In the storms of life it gives each of us the chance to prove Gods word is true.The message was very timely and reassuring to my heart.He’s an untime God, and I find him faithful. Blessings.

    • I can hear my mother singing that song now, Elaine. “Til’ the storm passes over, til’ the thunder sounds no more, til’ the clouds roll forever from the sky, hold me fast, let me stand in the hollow of your hand. Keep me safe ’til the storm passes by.”

  3. Thank you for your reflection and words of wisdom. The sermon was amazing, and perfectly timed! I was broken hearted to see those hurting go up for prayer, but encouraged that they were in fact going up for prayer! I am SO grateful that Jesus stays in the boat with us! He promised that we will make it to the other side, and we surely will by His grace!!!!

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