Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
CALM by Guest Roy Lessin
CALM by Guest Roy Lessin
Roy Lessin writes:I
recently read this…
Their ships were tossed to the heavens and plunged again to the
depths; the sailors cringed in terror. They reeled and staggered like drunkards
and were at their wits’ end. “LORD, help!” they cried in their trouble, and He
saved them from their distress. He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled
the waves. What a blessing was that stillness as He brought them safely into
harbor! Psalm 107:26-30 (NLT)
Which led me to read this…
And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat,
so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow.
And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are
perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be
still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Mark 4:37-39 (NKJV)
Which led me to this…
Late that night, the disciples were in their boat in the middle
of the lake, and Jesus was alone on land. He saw that they were in serious
trouble, rowing hard and struggling against the wind and waves. About three
o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. He
intended to go past them, but when they saw Him walking on the water, they
cried out in terror, thinking He was a ghost. They were all terrified when
they saw Him. But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” He said.
“Take courage! I am here!” Then He climbed into the boat, and the wind stopped.
They were totally amazed, Mark 6:47-51 (NLT)
Which brought me to this…
How are we doing in our little boat of life—as we sail upon the
sea of culture’s changing tide, upon the strong winds of adversity that batter
against our sides, upon the coming and going of people’s views and opinions
that seek to redirect our course, upon the highs and lows of the world’s
pressures and demands that put stress upon our sails, upon the churning waters
of rebellion and discontentment that seek to overturn us, upon the
undercurrents of opposition and persecution that want to push us back, upon the
riptides of the devil’s schemes that want to keep us from advancing, and upon
the choppy onslaughts of misunderstanding, misrepresentation and false
accusation that want to sink us before arriving on the other shore?
Let’s pray for one another and encourage one another to stay in
the boat…and always remember that it is not our boat…it belongs to our Captain.
His hands are on the wheel, He has set the course, He has trimmed the sail and
knows how to use the winds for good. His compass is true, His bearings are
right. The boat won’t sink! He will never abandon His post, and He will safely
bring us to the other shore.
Do you find yourself battling against a storm of emotions or
opposition that is beating against your soul? Ask your Captain, Jesus, to speak
to the storm…He still has the power to quiet the winds and bring calm the storm.