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Thunderstorms

  • Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me. Psalm 131:2 WEB

    Thunderstorms in the deep south can be terrible, especially for children. Blackened skies, winds that blow trees over, walls of rain that you cannot see through, bolts of lightning that hit the ground and sound like an artillery shell exploded. Once a bolt of lightning that struck in our yard set off an EMP and caused all the electronic devices in the area to lose their settings.

    When I was little and a bad thunderstorm would come up, my Dad would gather all the kids around him, and sit us on his lap with him on the couch. If the storm got really bad, he would always take us out to his truck. My stepmom cursed like a sailor, and he was afraid to be in the house with her when things got bad, lest she be taken. Come to think of it, everyone distanced themselves from her when the weather got rough.

    Even in the worst storms with the wind howling, the lightning striking, and the thunder booming, we felt perfectly safe there with Dad. His presence seemed to calm everything inside of us. We always made it through the storm.

    Sometimes the Lord does not calm the storm that we are facing, but He will calm His child. When his happens, relax and rest knowing that He is with you, its going to be OK, and that the storm will soon pass. It is not forever. Try to keep a good attitude while waiting.

    'But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control' (Galatians 5:22).

    A baby wants everything right now or it cries and screams. A child that is weaned learns to wait until the meal is ready. David said that his soul was like a weaned child for he had learned to wait on the Lord without whining.

    You are not alone there and what you are facing is not a surprise to God. You will come through this, but even if you didn't, you will get to walk on streets of gold. So the worst thing that can happen, is not really all that bad. Naked we came into this world, naked we will go out, and all that we are striving for today will be left behind. Set your priorities in light of that.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for comforting me. I know that You are in control. You created the universe and You are able to handle this. I surrender to You. Speak to me in a way that I understand and fulfill Your will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

September 22, 2017
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Christie Smith
Christie Smithedited: September 22, 2017

Thank you for this scripture as the timing is perfect.  It always seems when God opens a door which is a Blessing, Satan rears his ugly head.  Having anxiety and depression doesn't help, But the Lord say's that my Grace is Sufficient.  Lord please keep us strong with your protection as we walk through these storms and do not let us turn to right or left without you.  You indeed are the true Comforter.  Please rain down your Mercy and Grace.  In Jesus Name we pray..

September 22, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

I was saying the same thing sister. Be blessed. Have a great weekend.

September 22, 2017
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Christie Smith
Christie Smith

You too Barbara.  Will be praying for you my sister :)

September 22, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

I agree with Christie, In Jesus, name. Amen. <3  

September 22, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Thank you Pastor. JESUS has calmed me again. Thank GOD.

September 22, 2017
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Evan Force
Evan Force

This message is exactly what I needed this morning.  Thank you!

September 22, 2017
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Ted Muilenburg
Ted Muilenburg

I needed the reminder great devotion- 

September 22, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

September 22, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

September 22, 2017
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Patty Wooley
Patty Wooley

Amen and thank you for all your great devotional insights. They give me strength in a very tough season .

September 22, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help her God. Amen 

September 22, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Keep me strong for you Jesus.Your my Master,your will shall be done. Amen 

September 22, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Lord for bringing me through the storms in my life. I love You! Amen

September 22, 2017
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Marilyn DeJongh
Marilyn DeJongh

I thank God that I'm up and going this morning.  Seems as tho' there are lots of storms in my life, at this time.  This is a perfect devotion for my day.  He is my Comforter, and will not leave my side.  I need to learn to lean on Him more than I do. My days are filled with uncertainty, but knowing He's in command, really helps. 

Lord, I ask that You stay close to me and my family during these difficult times and give us confidence in Your never-ending love, strength and forgiveness.  Amen

September 22, 2017
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Patricia Motley
Patricia Motley

Amen

September 22, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amén Father, that Your confort confort me,that Your protection protect me,lead me Oh Lord. In Jesús name I pray.

September 22, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

AMEN

September 22, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for comforting me. I know that You are in control. You created the universe and You are able to handle this. I surrender to You. Speak to me in a way that I understand and fulfill Your will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Father, please bring comfort to me and help me to just let the Spirit take control of my life. I would love to have the feeling of love, peace, joy and calmness in my life. In Jesus name I pray. Amen. <3

 

Thank You Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

September 22, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

September 22, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

September 22, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Enjoyed the walk thru this in my mind & spirit.  All soo true.  Such crashes of things vcome into our lives and to "get a grip" and remember what the Lord has taught us is gold to hold onto for moments such as these.  

September 22, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

September 22, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Dear Pastor Dion, thank you so much for your words of comfort and encouragement!!!!!!!

I just feel that you spoke and wrote this one just for me, again thank you so much!!!!!!!

September 22, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for comforting me. I know that You are in control. You created the universe and You are able to handle this. I surrender to You. Speak to me in a way that I understand and fulfill Your will in my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

September 23, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Yes and amen!❤

September 23, 2017