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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 Electro Magnetic Pulse (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 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. When David wrote Psalm 131, he 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.

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen
Apr 5
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!

Apr 5
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Gene Zackerman
Gene Zackerman

Amen... I really need this today.  I am on the pastor search committee at my church, along with 12 other wonderful, faithful people.  We are at a crossroads right now, having worked for nearly a year.  Things got away from us at our last meeting, even to the point of being disrespectful to one another.  We all need to turn back to God, because He has this under control, especially when we don't.  Thinking about the work wakes me up at night.  I need to find a way to restore calmness to my life, and I sense that some of the others do too.

Apr 5
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

Apr 5
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Thank you Jesus 

Apr 5
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

Apr 5
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,we live for your glory.We love and worship you Jesus.

Apr 5
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

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 ~ Thank you

Apr 5
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank You Pastor.

Apr 5
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Powerful message Pastor Dion! Thank you, Amen.

Apr 5
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen. Give me peace about this life I have. Work it out God. Amen. 

Apr 5
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Apr 5
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Wonderful devotion Pastor. Thank you for reminding me how good God is and what lies ahead.  Bless you and Sylvia.

Apr 5
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father thank You for being there for me, release me from my fears knowing You are there for me. Speak to me in a way I understand and follow Your directions for my forgiveness, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this wonderful devotional. God bless you. 

Apr 5
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Apr 5
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen it's a great reminder for me I have really been suffering lately because of my Crohn's disease and it's so easy to start whining and I have been down this road before and I know for a fact he will see me through to remission it is in his timing and he has never ever let me down he really does love us more than we can fathom thanks again RHM God's love and blessings!

Apr 5
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Jennifer Thomside
Jennifer Thomside

Heavenly Father I thank you for being with me in my storm, for I know this too will pass. Pastor please join me in praying for a financial break through for my business. Sometimes the waiting can be painful.

Apr 5
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Thank you so much Pastor Dion, and what a beatiful and precious memory you have of your Dad1 God is so good, praise His holy name!

Apr 5
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Thank you Pastor...

What a caring and loving dad you had. N how much more caring and loving is our Heavenly Father....thanks for reminding us that.

 

Apr 6
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Thank you for this message today!

Apr 7