WHERE IS GOD IN THE STORM?

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I met a man, by the sea, named John. This man baptized people in the Jordan River. This man has a special anointing of discernment that allowed him to recognize the Son of Man named Jesus. Interestingly, the religious people of the day could not recognize Jesus, but John did. God was standing in the midst of a people who did not know he was even there. What blinded the eyes of these educated religious people? Why is it the leaders could not recognize this man?

God is omnipresent, which means he is always everywhere. David said, “If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there” (Psalm 139:8). There is no place upon earth where God may not be found. The earth is his footstool. So why would someone ask where is God?

God’s visibility is for those who have faith. “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him” (Hebrews 11:6). John did not meet Jesus at the sea. He had previously met him in faith. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).

So where is God in the storm? Right there. Can you not see him? Why? Some things you need to ask yourself. Do I have faith in God and seek him earnestly? Do I challenge teachers of faith without accepting the reality that my education does not prepare me to see? Education is inconsequential. Please ask my friend John. He saw and the religious educated elite did not. Am I saying education is foolish? Not at all. I have a couple degrees. What I am saying is that seeing God requires seeking his face repeatedly and when the storm arrives you can still see his face in the midst of the fog.

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8 responses to “WHERE IS GOD IN THE STORM?

  1. Hi John
    So true! That seeking His face day after day, living in His presence is truly where true love, true peace and joy are to be found. And for that you only need to draw near with a heart filled with longing.
    Thank you for your thoughtful words.
    Mia

  2. Some times it looks like the storm is never going to end. You may know that God is with you where ever you are. But some times you just get tired of going through, putting up with what ever. If you are not careful you begin to count the days, weeks months and seconds.

    You may have just told some one that God is HERE NOW IN THIS PLACE.
    But when it is your time the shoe is on the other foot- Speaking from experience. Thankss – for showing me that I need to work on self some more.

    Bro.Mike

    • I challenge you to get up in the morning whatever your morning may be time wise and listen to my worship playlist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6WexG9uAJI&list=PLSWWUmNwhGvEWxrijrfrQuURRjhMm8Px5 Start with Kari Jobe – The more I seek you (she’s anointed). If you have to use head phones in the house do so. Just listen. No thinking about anything but the words directed toward the Father and I assure you God will show up. When he does then pray. Read your word and then watch how your day is impacted. Like a bodybuilder in the weight room he/she preps daily for one day of performance and we Christians must faithfully do they same for optimal performance. There is a peace that passes understanding.

  3. Amen! Well said. Thank you for this. I love the creative way you wrote it, too. May we have ears to hear, eyes to see and hearts opened to and turned toward the Lord, who is faithful and ever-present.

  4. Minister / Pastor / Prophet Roger
    You can see that I do not know what to call you. But one thing I do know is your advice blessed me. I listened to the words this morning. Plus I forwarded it to a few ministers. Speaking of ministers / leaders you are gifted to lead leaders. If you have a format that ministers to leaders / ministers please let me know-
    Thanksss
    Bro. Mike

  5. PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER

    May you be blessed with peace, love, joy and the abundances of the Lord’s fruits of prosperity this Christmas Season. We love you and appreciate you for all that you do in helping to build and promote the Kingdom of God here on this earth.

  6. So often it is not the people IN the storm who are asking ‘where is God?’. They are too busy speaking to Him. It is the ones on the outside of the storm looking in,….Funny that Peter gripped ‘God’s’ hand as he slipped under the waves in the storm, while the guys in the boat still guessed if the person on the water was ‘really Jesus’. Have a blessed New Year guys!!!

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