Where Is God in the Brewing Storm?
Saturday February 16, 2019
Genesis 1:1 KJV In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
This is the first thing God tells us about Himself, He is the Creator. The Hebrew word God here is Elohim, meaning He is always in charge and His plans are victorious over all. The Hebrew word Elohim describes Yahweh (God) as the One in charge of every detail of creation. Elohim describes God as the All powerful One. Elohim is plural, One God, three Persons.
In Luke 8:22-25, Jesus and His disciples get into a boat because Jesus wants to go to the other side. Once they were underway Jesus fell asleep and a huge storm came upon the lake. There was a great wind that created large waves that began to fill the boat with water and the disciples became afraid because they were in danger. They told Jesus to wake up, we are going to die. Jesus got up, commanded the waves and wind to stop and there was calm on the lake. Then Jesus ask them, "where is your faith." The disciples were afraid and dumbfounded asking, who is this that water and wind obey Him. Only God can command the water and wind.
The earth and society are unstable and sinking. Where is God in this brewing storm? God is exactly where He was in the first verse of the bible and asleep in the boat, He is in control and in charge as His plan of victory moves forward. For many that is not comforting but for believers who know the whole bible, we know where this is headed. We know Jesus is coming and for eternity there will be perfect peace.
Isaiah 30:15 KJV The Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, says, "If you come back to me you will be saved. Only by remaining calm and trusting in me can you be strong."
God, the Holy One of Israel is saying to you, come to Me, trust in who I Am. Jesus, Son of God, says in Matthew 11, Come to Me and I will give you rest. As believers we live in the secret place of God (Psalm 91) which keeps us stable while all hell is breaking loose. There is no stability in this world, the only place of true and perfect stability comes through faith and obedience in Jesus Christ THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.