Center of the Storm


When the forces of darkness assault you,

     And the battle is fierce and strong,

          When all seems bleak and dim,

               And you have forgotten to come,

                          STOP!

Take a a deep breath,

     Breathe deeply of My Love.

          Remember I am with you.

 

Beloved, there is no power of darkness,

     No storm of life,

          That can snatch you from My hand.

You are eternally held in the palm of My hand.

     I AM eternally with you.

So, when the storms of life come,

     Remember there will also be,

          Even within the storm itself,

               Times of respite,

                     A resting place for your heart.

Come to Me.

     Stop for a moment resisting the storm,

          And simply come to ME.

               Center yourself in ME.

Remember who I am,

     And whose you are.

Find that place in ME,

     Which is like being in the eye of the hurricane.

          That place of stillness and quiet,

               That respite for your heart place,

                          The place of perfect peace in ME.

 

Yes, the storm will still rage.

     But you will be safe in the center of it all.

          Your heart will be untouched.

 

Beloved, the enemy does not want you to remember,

     That in every storm of life,

          There is a place of refuge in ME.

At times I will pull you out of the storm.

     At times I will hide you in a cave.

          At times I will calm the storm.

But there are those times,

     When what is needed is for you,

          To simply remember to come,

               Place your total trust and your total self,

                     In ME.

The storm will still rage at those times.

     But you will be safe in the center of who I am.

          You will find a place of rest.

Just as there is rest in the eye of the natural storm.

9-19-08

 

It is like I can see that it is possible to stand with Jesus in the place of “safe in HIM” while the storm rages all around.  I have been in a hurricane, when the eye passes over.  One second there was this huge raging storm, rain thunder lightening wind the sound is almost deafening and then suddenly it is quiet, birds began to sing, the sun was shining, all was still and quiet.  It was amazing.  We knew it was only a respite time, that the rest of the storm was coming, but for now this absolute calm quiet peace.  I am remembering that hurricane.  It was so exciting, we stood in the carport watching the storm, as a child I thought it was just so neat, so much fun even.  I never felt unsafe, I was home with my daddy.  Abba is showing me that we can come to a place of such total trust in him that no matter what the enemy throws at us we are safe in him.  The essence of who we are is safe in HIM.  We can stand still in HIM and yes, we are aware of the storm surrounding us but when our heart is “at rest” in him and we know that no matter what, he is with us, we can, well he says enjoy life even in the center of those storms.

God is showing me a picture of a lady, with a long flowing dress, very beautiful. She is dancing in sheer abandon.  Her arms are raised in worship and her face is turned to heaven and she is full of joy and hope and love, deliginting in the moment and yet, all  around her

except for the spot where she is, violent storms are raging.  I wish I was an artist and could draw what I see.  It is the picture of “safe in HIM” “eyes and heart turned to HIM” “delighting in HIM” from the center of the storms of life.

 

Psalm 57:1

[ To the Chief Musician; [set to the tune of] "Do Not Destroy." A record of memorable thoughts of David when he fled from Saul in the cave. ] BE MERCIFUL and gracious to me, O God, be merciful and gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge and finds shelter and confidence in You; yes, in the shadow of Your wings will I take refuge and be confident until calamities and destructive storms are passed.

 

Isaiah 4:6

And there shall be a pavilion for shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge and a shelter from storm and from rain.

 

Isaiah 4:6

And there shall be a pavilion for shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge and a shelter from storm and from rain.

 

Isaiah 32:2

And each one of them shall be like a hiding place from the wind and a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry place, like the shade of a great rock in a weary land [to those who turn to them].

 

Isaiah 54:10-14, 17

    10 For though the mountains should depart and the hills be shaken or removed, yet My love and kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace and completeness be removed, says the Lord, Who has compassion on you.

O you afflicted [city], storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in fair colors [in antimony to enhance their brilliance] and lay your foundations with sapphires.

    12And I will make your windows and pinnacles of [sparkling] agates or rubies, and your gates of [shining] carbuncles, and all your walls [of your enclosures] of precious stones.

13And all your [spiritual] children shall be disciples [taught by the Lord and obedient to His will], and great shall be the peace and undisturbed composure of your children.

14You shall establish yourself in righteousness (rightness, in conformity with God's will and order): you shall be far from even the thought of oppression or destruction, for you shall not fear, and from terror, for it shall not come near you.

17But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.

 


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