Displaying items by tag: storm

Don't Waste Your Crisis - Dr. Carolyn D. Showell, Sunday Sermon (November-28-2021). Scripture: Genesis 1:28, 2:8 (KJV) We were blessed from the beginning, but that doesn't mean our lives are exempt from a crisis. Sometimes, God will evolve you through a storm. It's an opportunity to lean into Him and ask who it is you need to become. Don't resist the hour of crisis, for through it lies your transformation. Discover who you are by refusing to stand still in defeat. Starting this week, praise God that it's all working together for your good!

Charles Stanley (August-16-2020) Watch Sermon: In The Midst Of The Storm

Steven Furtick (June-23-2020) Watch Online Sermon: Your Appointment In The Storm. 

Have you been going through something lately? None of us are exempt from the storms life sends our way, but it’s not always clear what we should do in the face of them.

In this message, Pastor Steven Furtick shows us what it looks like, not only to face a storm, but to keep our hope in the middle of it. In Acts 27, the apostle Paul’s boat was stuck in a storm so vicious that many of the men on board, “...finally gave up all hope of being saved.”

But just because things looked bleak and just because it was hard and just because they thought it was all over, doesn’t mean God abandoned them. Someone on that ship had a promise from God. They were going to survive.

Like Paul, you have a promise from God and this is not how your story ends. You’re going to make it to shore, it just might not be in the way you expected.

Charles Stanley (April-29-2020) Sermon: Our Anchor In Times of Storm. Matthew 8 tells about the time when Jesus Christ and His disciples were on a boat in a raging storm. The disciples’ fear and Jesus’ response remind us that God will help His followers survive the tumultuous times in our lives. In the message "Our Anchor in Times of Storm" from the classic Life Principles series, Dr. Stanley highlights Life Principle #3 and discusses that the key to surviving any difficult situation is to cling to God.

Joyce Meyer (April-05-2022) Daily Devotion: Peace in the Midst of the Storm.

When life feels overwhelming, there’s only one place we can go for true, lasting peace—Jesus Christ. He is the “Prince of Peace” (see Isaiah 9:6) and the Bible says He’s our shelter in the storm. (see Isaiah 4:6).

I used to think that the way to have peace was to get rid of all my problems. It was a wonderful day when the Lord helped me realize that I could come to Him for peace in the midst of my problems.

It reminds me of the old hymn, “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” This is what the refrain says:

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,

Look full in His wonderful face;

And the things of the earth will grow strangely dim

In the light of His glory and grace.

You see, when we take our cares and worries to God and spend time with Him, we magnify Him or make Him “bigger” in our eyes. When we do, all of our problems and concerns suddenly look smaller. Compared to God, they grow dim and insignificant.

Your problems may be big, and they are not insignificant to God. But when you keep your eyes on Him, He gives you perspective.

I love Matthew 11:28 (NIV). Jesus says, Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

When we “come to Him”—when we read God’s Word, sing a song of worship or just sit and tell Him how good He is—He takes all of our worry, anxiety, fear and sadness and exchanges it with His peace, joy, hope and love.

When you feel worried and anxious, I know it’s easy to panic and allow fear to take over. That’s when you need to slow down, get still and focus on Jesus. He’s always with you, available any time of the day for you to cry out to Him for His supernatural peace.

Pray: “Father, right now I take a moment to come to You. Thank You for Your amazing love and how good You have been to me. Your strength, guidance and protection make all the difference in my life. Help me to always keep my eyes focused on You and receive Your supernatural peace and comfort. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”

A. Oyedepo (March-30-2020) Message: Victory Amidst the Storm. Times of Refreshing with Faith A. Oyedepo

Thursday, 14 April 2022 06:48

Making Peace With The Storm - Touré Roberts

Touré Roberts - Sermon: Making Peace With The Storm

Morning Inspiration to Motivate Your Day - TRUST IN GOD | Peace in the Storm. God wants us to put Him first in our lives. He wants us to put our trust in Him in everything. Each day storms threaten to steal our peace. When things seem out of control, just remember God is always in control.

Charles Stanley (February-21-2020) Daily Devotion: The Message in the Storm.

When we’re in the midst of a difficult life event, our instinct is often to react quickly and change things. But God frequently asks us to wait.

Take a look at today’s passage. The word wait has a different sense here—it means “pause for further instructions.” It’s not passivity; rather, we must choose to stop our actions and listen for God’s directive. Sometimes the Lord is silent for a season, but He has a purpose. He knows the perfect time for us to act, and until that moment, He wants us to wait. More strength and character are required to be still in the midst of a storm than to frantically seek our own solution.

I can tell you that I sometimes wait impatiently, too. There have been times I’ve become nervous and questioned God or complained. But that’s not how Jesus wants us to react. The apostle Paul tells us plainly to “be anxious for nothing” and to pray to the Lord, who offers peace (Phil. 4:6-7). So we are to pause with patience, trusting in God’s wisdom, love, power, and timing.

The key to finding peace in the storm is in waiting for God alone. He hears our every prayer, and we can’t go wrong when we rely on Him. Pray for patience and listen for His reply.

Joyce Meyer (February-09-2022) Daily Devotion: Don’t Make Big Decisions in the Storm.

Life isn't one big, long sunny day. At some point, we all face storms—whether they come in the form of unexpected illness, job loss, financial crisis, marital difficulties, problems with children, or any number of other scenarios that are stressful, intense, and important. I have faced many storms in my life—some like the quick afternoon storms that are common in summertime and some that seemed like category four hurricanes. If I have learned anything about weathering the storms of life, I have learned that they don't last forever, and that if at all possible, I do not need to make major decisions in the midst of them.

When the storms of life arise, it's best to keep your mind and emotions as still as possible. Thoughts and feelings often run wild in the midst of crises, but those are exactly the times we need to be careful about making decisions. We must remain calm and discipline ourselves to focus on doing what we can do and trusting God to do what we cannot do.

Next time you face a storm or crisis in your life, I hope you'll remember these words, which I often say: "Let your emotions subside before you decide." Do your best to let things settle down before you make major decisions. You may not always have that choice, but as much as possible, put significant decisions on hold until your storm passes. Just as the wind blows about wildly during a storm, our thoughts can become quite wild and frantic, and that is not the best time to make major decisions.

Making this commitment will protect you from making quick, unwise decisions that could take you off the course God has for you.

Prayer Starter: Father, help me to not rush to make important decisions when I’m not in the right frame of mind. Thank You for your wisdom and grace to make the right choice at the right time. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Page 1 of 2