The Bible tells us, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. Subscribe and Get Sermons and Messages by Tony Evans DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX! Each time through prayer and faithfulness, God has reigned him in, saying this is not my plan for you. In this reading plan, Max invites you to do the same—to let God’s message through Joseph guide you through tough times today. I am sure it has helped some people. For that, God needs to open the eyes of our hearts. Please consider supporting our ministry by becoming a monthly partner. 2 “when you pass through the waters, i will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. Don’t think about the bad weather, but instead seek peace through Christ. It’s a foregone conclusion — God will keep his promise because he always does. (God provided)…and no idea of the storms ahead… but knowing God would never leave my side even though my Christian husband would try numerous times to leave our relationship through separation. He is concerned with what he is doing in us. Read your bible each day and let the truth fill your mind and heart. Listening to the word of God coming from Dr. Evans is a great motivator for me. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. No matter what storm you are going through in your life right now, God will see you through it. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you” (Acts 27:24). We’re on a mission to change that. 9. To that end, here are 5 ways faith can see you through the storm: 1. ... and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. We sailed slowly for a number of days and arrived with difficulty off Cnidus, and as the wind did not allow us to go farther . - Psalm 107:29. Therefore we will not fear…” Psalm 46:1-2 - Thank you Lord for your Word that says you give us the power to come out of this trial “as gold.” Thank you that this storm will not last forever, but we’re only passing through. Trusting God Through the Storm is very good. God Is With You Through The Storm. ... see here: Cookie Policy You’re bombing several classes. It helped me, and my storm is more of a “breeze” compared to some I have been through. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. And be assured that He will see you through them all. This is "God Will See You Through the Storm" by Christian Fellowship Center on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. But what happens when something more practical than “trusting his promise” comes along? Trials can be tough. It’s also helpful to speak scriptures and declarations out loud because faith comes by hearing. And the strength he needed did not come from a new promise, but an old one — a promise God had given to him years before. when you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. . You need to hear the same promise again.” God has promised you will be brought safely through — you will reach your journey’s end in Jesus Christ: In the crazy storms, the shipwrecks, the starless nights and sunless days, we don’t know how God will save us. . One morning I was running a little late and I missed most of the message. When life is falling apart, God will carry you through. And so it was that all were brought safely to land. He will see you through the storm, Ah la la la la la la la la... Then when you feel That your world is all over And no one cares for you, Lift up your eyes, And look at the sky, There's a patch of blue, You know that He cares. And God comes to us and says, “You don’t need a new promise. He will use our lives, the joy and faith we have, in spite of our problems, to draw others to Himself, and to help us to remember that what we see around us, is not all there is. Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and courageous. In the midst of the storm seek the Lord and run unto Him for shelter. . Leave a reply. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. When you’re facing difficult circumstances, say this out loud: God will see me through. He is the first African American to earn a doctorate in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Written by Tony Evans. Your home feels like a battleground. Paul warned the crew that a storm would come — and it did come. and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. Through decades of betrayal, abandonment, and false accusations, Joseph never gave up on God. . I will rebuild you with precious jewels and make your foundations from lapis lazuli. We all knew this was how the story would end. All Rights Reserved. But we do have his promises. It is hard now, but soon you will see the power of the God you serve. . Take, Job, for instance, he went through the storm and lost everything, but in the end, he gained more and so will you. How do we weather seasons in life when friends are far away, fair havens have faded from the horizon, we are storm-tossed at sea, and everything we need has been stripped away? In seasons like this, many of us (myself included) feel like we need something new — a new word from God that applies directly to our situation. He taught evangelism, homiletics and black church studies at DTS, and serves on its Board of Incorporate Members. d. he spoke unto them. Paul believed in God and could say, "Be of good cheer," even in the midst of his storm. . When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned. He used the example watching a football game takes one hour to watch 17 minutes of action. I wish I could have heard it. His whole life had led up to this moment. by: Stephanie Hall. God, I’m just trying to do something for you — why do you make it so impossible? He will take you through the storm of life. And when we get to the end of our lives, we will be able to say, “I had no idea how he would save me, how I would make it to the end. 12/16/2014 “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.” James 1:2-8 (NLT) I recently broke my back and foot in a skydiving accident and have been suffering through a lot of pain. In fact, God simply reminded him of the promise he had already made. Pragmatism says, “Abandon ship and take your chances rowing for shore.” Faith says, “Stay aboard a sinking ship and trust God’s promises.” In our churches, how quickly do we abandon God’s sure promises when something more practical appears on the horizon? In your Christian walk of faith you will go through some tough times, but remember storms never last forever. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. Psalms 107:28-30 “Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. On top of that, the ship is headed for a place called Fair Havens to spend the winter. Trials can be tough. Tony Evans shares how to experience the gift of peace even when the waves of worry seem ready to crash over you. (Acts 27:4, 7–9). But then everything starts to unravel: And putting out to sea . You have to trust Him in the storm. God stripped everything away from Paul and his companions so they couldn’t put their hope in cargo, tackle, or even the ship itself. You lose your job. Acts 19:21, "When these things were accomplished, Paul purposed in the Spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, 'After I have been there, I must also see Rome.'" All of us will have moments that will test us to the deepest parts of our souls. God will deliver you through this storm of life. Paul’s only hope was God’s promise. As the ship left Fair Havens for the tempestuous sea, it was as if God himself was blowing against Paul. In our daily lives, the Scriptures are great when we feel hopeless, but how quick are we to jump ship the moment a more practical solution appears? Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. But never once did he fail to keep his promise.”. God will never lead you into a storm that He doesn’t give you the power to overcome. Jesus calmed the storm by rebuking the wind. Prayer “Courage is fear that has said its prayers” – Dorothy Bernard. (Matt. Into that moment of utter despair, God sent an angel to Paul, saying, “Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. Since we were violently storm-tossed, they began the next day to jettison the cargo. Thank you that nothing has taken you … Maybe you are going through the Job experience, where the storm is raging all around you and you need the Lord help. God won’t take you around the storm. So trust God to help you weather the storms that may come your way. He will not leave you or forsake you." It’s God’s truth, and it played out in Jesus’s own life in a powerful way. Acts 27 God sometimes calms the storm,but sometimes God lets the storm rage and calms His child. He will guide you through the storm because you are His. Your church is in dire straits. The troubles we walk through can bring glory to Him. . 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