Peace In Your Storm

“In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence,
and his children will have a place of refuge.”
Proverbs 14:26

Strong confidence…

Many people have a faulty idea of who God is. We tend to bring him down to our level, the Grandpa in the sky. If only we could get a glimpse of the glory of God it would overwhelm us. The one we turn to when we’ve lost our glasses or our keys, is the same one who creates stars and galaxies, who keeps them on their courses and who calls each one by name.

“He counts the number of the stars,
he calls them all by name.
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power;
his understanding is infinite.”
Psalm 147:4-5

Expand your concept of who God is, and then you will come to the strong confidence he promises. No storm will come to you unless so ordained by God. And if ordained by God, there is a reason, a purpose, an intent behind it, one you will thank and praise him for later.

They say terrible times are coming. Have you forgotten about the CERN project? Top scientists and physicists have built the largest machine in the world, seventeen miles long and hundreds of feet below the surface of the earth, to collide atomic particles. They are attempting to break out of the dimensions in which we live, and pierce through to other dimensions, having no idea what those other dimensions consist of. CERN is up and running, and already they have encountered beings not human. They don’t know that these beings are not benevolent – and they’re pressing forward.

Other top scientists have warned that this could bring about terrible calamities on the earth, earthquakes, volcanoes, weather anomalies, and even worse, and that they are opening “portals” for demonic spirits to come into our realm, having no idea that these beings are malevolent and will bring untold terror upon this earth. If you’ve noticed a drastic increase of violence upon the earth, and an inexplicable assault of sexual perversity everywhere, it may be due to what has been released upon the earth from CERN.

What is coming is more terrible than what has ever taken place on earth. Jesus said:

“For then there will be great tribulation,
SUCH AS HAS NOT BEEN SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD
until this time,
no, nor ever shall be.”
Matthew 24:21

These things are going to bring forth the wrath of God upon the world of the ungodly.

But born-again believers in Jesus Christ, are not destined for this wrath. Jesus told us specifically how to pray about this:

“Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy
TO ESCAPE all these things that will come to pass,
and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Luke 21:36

Pray this, and then commit yourself into the hands of the Savior. We don’t know at what point he will come for us, and until then we may go through some hard times. But we can go through them with a supernatural peace, a peace that surpasses all understanding:

“…the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7

That peace GUARDS our hearts. If you have ever experienced that peace, you know that it truly is God-sent because you have had that peace when you should have been in terror. Corrie Ten Boom’s sister Betsie said before she died in the concentration camp, “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.” Betsie had been given that peace. It’s a depth of peace indescribable unless one has experienced it. And it will be ours no matter what happens to us. He will keep us. His peace will embrace us. We will be kept in that “strong confidence.” We will find our refuge IN HIM.

I heard a pastor speak of his ordeal going through cancer. He said that he almost could wish to go through it again because the presence of the Lord he experienced in his suffering was unlike anything he had ever known before.

What we fear is fear. But we should not fear, because the God who created the galaxies, and the God who saved the believer, will be present in a tangible and experiential way no matter what. And when we come through it and find ourselves in heaven, we will laugh at the fear we had, and we will rejoice for all eternity in this great and wonderful God who brought us through it all.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony,
and they did not love their lives to the death.”
Revelation 12:11

Speak to your heart. Tell your heart that in God there is NO fear, for he is our confidence, he is our refuge, and he will be our peace – no matter what.

 

 

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