Living Life In The Calm And Storm

Nebraska author, Willa Cather said, “Some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”  It’s true, and we spend a large amount of time attempting to escape the stress of storms sometimes brought on by our own choices.

In Greek, peace means to get hold of quietness by eliminating what distracts and attempts to destroy serenity.  It’s a forceful removal. 

Not quite how our culture thinks of it, a deep-breathing, think about waterfalls and clouds state of mind.  I’m not saying that pleasant thoughts aren’t good for our blood pressure, but to achieve spiritual and physical calm often requires violent persistence on our part.

God is peace, and when you have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus Christ, you carry who God is inside your spirit.  You carry His peace.  Peace destroys the works of the devil against us.  Carrying sin in our heart keeps us from doing and having the things in our life that God wants.  Repentance destroys the barrier of sin that separates us from God, resulting in calm and sends a message to the devil that he can no longer attack us. 

Developing an intimate relationship with God through time spent with Him in worship, prayer and reading the bible, we learn to trust Him and know His heart towards us, which is good and loving.  This personal relationship causes us to want to keep our hearts clean from sin.  You want to be quick to repent.

No matter what circumstances seek to destroy your life, you can wage war against the devil by turning to God.  His peace is our weapon.  Jesus Christ is our hope and refuge, our calm.  Call on Him, trust Him to destroy the chaos around you.  He wants life in all it’s fullness for us, here on earth as it is in heaven.  We don’t have to wait untill we die.

Let me pray with you . 

“Father, God.  Don’t let us run from You but towards You.  You love us so much.  Nothing we’re going through is too hard for You to solve, and nothing we’ve done that’s sin, is too big for you to forgive, if we’ll just ask.  Come Holy Spirit in power, and help anyone reading this post to reach out to Jesus for His forgiveness, love and peace.  Help us take hold of this weapon inside us and make a difference for good in the lives of others around us.  Thank you for your goodness and mercy towards us.”