Lord Of The Storm

Lord Of The Storm

And they shall fight against thee; but shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee” (Jeremiah 1:19)

The Lord here was assuring Jeremiah, during his call as a national prophet, of the challenges he will face as His vessel who shall bear His message to the rebellious nation-Israel. God was assuring him of persecution he will face as well as mortal opposition accompanying the ministry BUT then, the Lord gave him a more profound assurance that they shall not prevail against him, why? He will be with him, for what? To deliver him! What a strong assurance of God’s deliverance. Not just that he will experience persecution from friends and relatives, but the Lord will grant deliverance.

Relatively, the Lord has the same assurance for each of us today, he said, “…in the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world”.  Are you troubled under the load of care and tribulation; does your cross seem heavy to bear, or your troubles seem overblown and ever lingering? Just as the Lord promised Jeremiah deliverance, he promised YOU of victory, infact, in assuring you of the victory ahead he made a request that you should be of good cheer. Amazing!

The Lord may be in your boat while He allows the storm; they are not to peril you but to put your faith to test and strengthen your trust in Him. In the storm do you go to Jesus and tell him to ‘awake’ and calm the storm as he usually does or do you panic, shudder and grouse? The Lord is in your storm, don’t be alarmed, be of good cheer for He who created the storm can calm it. The disciples after trying all human attempts rushed to wake the Master who rebuked the storm.

Put to rest all human efforts today, in child-like faith, go to the Lord of the storm in good cheer of faith and let him calm the storm.

Ahmed, O. W.  

1 Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o’ershadowed with blackness,
No shelter or help is nigh;
Carest thou not that we perish?”
How canst thou lie asleep,
When each moment so madly is threat’ning
A grave in the angry deep?

The winds and the waves shall obey thy will.
“Peace, be still!”
Whether the wrath of the storm-tossed sea,
Or struggles or evil, whatever it be,
No water can swallow the ship where lies
the Master of ocean and earth and skies:
They all shall sweetly obey thy will.
“Peace, be still! Peace, be still!”
They all shall sweetly obey thy will.
“Peace, peace, be still!”

2 Master, with anguish of spirit
I bow in my grief today;
The depths of my sad heart are troubled,
Oh, waken and save, I pray;
Torrents of sin and of anguish
Sweep o’er my sinking soul!
And I perish! I perish, dear Master:
Oh, hasten and take control. [Refrain]

3 Master, the terror is over,
The elements sweetly rest;
Earth’s sun in the calm lake is mirrored,
And heaven’s within my breast.
Linger, O blessed Redeemer,
Leave me alone no more;
And with joy I shall make the blest harbor,
And rest on the blissful shore. [Refrain]

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