Sometime in all of our lives we are
all going to face some storms.
When you think about storms in your life
I bet you don't think about thunderstorms
You probably think about
the death of someone you love
dealing with a difficult relationship,
going through a financial crisis
withstanding legal problems
unpleasant or painful health problems
dealing with rebellious children
being laid off from work
dealing with a conflict at work
Jesus gives us insight into how we can
keep standing up in the storms of life.
The most famous words of Jesus are found in Matthew 5-7
The Sermon on the Mount is the sermon where Jesus tells us to,
turn the other cheek, be like salt and light in the world
avoid lust and anger, don't worry, don't judge others
forgive or we won't be forgiven
If you build your life on the Lord,
you will be able to survive anything.
We will survive in the storms of life
if we build on the right foundation because,
Our strength will not come from us, but from the Lord
We will not trust our wisdom, but from His
Our focus will not be on present day struggles
but on our future hope, we will know where to turn,
who to trust, and what is really important.
When your storms of life come,
keep your eyes focused on Jesus.
Don't focus on the storm!
You can allow God's power to lift you above them
You can soar above the storm.
Remember, it is not the burdens of life
that weigh you down,
it is how you handle those burdens.
STORMS OF LIFE
When storms of life are raging
and doubt reaches my way,
remind me of Your love, Lord,
to keep my fears at bay.
When all I see is failure
and mountains, hard to climb,
just whisper in my ear, O Lord,
that You are still sublime.
This life may disappoint me
and so may people too.
Lord, show me Your faithfulness
and keep me true to You.
When tears do fill my eyes, Lord,
and I'm seemingly blind,
walk with me, Precious Jesus,
and ease my tired mind.
Take me by the hand, Lord,
when roads are washing out.
Provide me with protection
and keep me from all doubt.
When I'm getting real tired from
struggling day and night,
hold me tight, dear Jesus,
Please, be my guiding light.
There will be storms, child
There will be storms..
And with each tempest
You will seem to stand alone
Against cruel winds...
But with time, the rage and fury
And when the sky clears
You will find yourself
Clinging to someone
You would have never known
But for storms...
~By Margie DeMerell~
Midi playing is "Long and Winding Road"