Be The Storm

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Psalms 57:1, “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in You my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.”

So, we all know that storms come in and out of our lives. Some are small, and some are so big we figure there is nothing that can be done about it. Well, let me tell you that that isn’t true.

God is there in all aspects of our lives, big or small. But the enemy is always lurking in the background waiting for us to try to take things into our own hands. He wants to whisper in our ear,  “Go ahead, you got this,“ but I assure you this isn’t the way to go.

I have tried the ‘I got this’ method and did it my way…it never worked out. Had I had a discussion with God first, it would have been so much better. 

The enemy is very sneaky. He knows what to say to make you feel invincible. But he can also tear you down to nothing. He can put thoughts in your head like “you aren’t good enough,” “no one likes you,” etc. And as long as you are doing this the enemy will leave you alone. But bring God in the picture and it’s game on. The enemy will fight you with everything he has.

This is when you put on the FULL ARMOR OF GOD.

Ephesians 6:10-17:

The Full Armor of God

10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For weare not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

God doesn’t want us to face the storms alone. Put on your armor and fight.

If you have been following my blog over the last few months you will have read where I faced one of the biggest storms of my life. It almost broke me. But God said, “My daughter you are strong. Let me guide you through this storm… let me show you how much you mean to me, because I have plans for you.”

Well I gave it to him and everything worked out. So, don’t think your storm is too big or too small…He’s got you.

“In order to realize the worth of the anchor we need to feel the stress of the storm.” – Corrie Ten Boom

I hope this might help someone that is going through a storm… just ask God to help you.

Be Blessed and never let your cup run empty.☕️

Lou Ann Virden is the author of the blog Farmhouse, Coffee and Jesus. She is very active in her church. She volunteers in the food pantry, usher/greeter team, and cleaning crew. She is on the prayer team, is over the sound room team, and she writes the newsletter for her church. Lou Ann and her husband Donnie will be relaunching The Refuge 180 Evangelism Ministry. They have been married for over 40 years. They live on her husband’s family farm with their dog Hunter. In the summer they are busy canning what they harvest from their garden. Her hobbies include going to the beach, reading, camping, and serving however she can. She hopes that her blogs inspires someone that might be dealing with a similar situation.

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