“God never said there wouldn't be a storm, he said he would be with you in the midst of that storm."
SCRIPTURE: Psalms 46:1-3
VERSE FOR TODAY: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
We have all asked ourselves at some point in our lives “where was God when?” You can fill in the blank.
Psalms 46:1-3 says,
“God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging." Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” In these scriptures, God is reminding us over and over that he is there. He is with us. God is always present in every situation. He is our protector and he is waiting on us to just reach out and take hold of that protection.
When we ask “where was God when” the answer can mean so many different things for everyone. It could be God was in your family, your youth pastor, or your garden, he is in so many places where he brings me peace, love, joy, correction, warning, passion, and acceptance. God is in so many places in our lives and we don’t even recognize it. He may be in a song that happens to come across your radio at the right time and lifts your spirit and encourages you.
There are so many times when we say God’s not coming or God doesn’t love me, but when you look around and see what provided the money for your to eat, to pay your bills, the loved one that came over for you to talk when you were lonely, there are so many different things and they might be so small but it is God reaching out to you and speaking to you. We can find God in the stillness, in the quiet times. We can see God in so many things if we just look for Him. Look for Him in every situation. God never said there wouldn't be a storm, he said he would be with you in the midst of that storm. God is with you. You're not alone. You're never alone. He will never leave us nor forsake us.
In Genesis, He is the breath of life.
In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb.
In Leviticus, you’ll get to see Him as your High Priest.
In Numbers, He’s the fire by night.
In Deuteronomy, He is Israel’s Guide.
In Joshua, He’s salvation’s choice.
In Judges, He is Israel’s guard.
In Ruth, He’ll be the Kinsman Redeemer.
In 1st and 2nd Samuel, you’ll see Him as your trusted Prophet.
In Kings and Chronicles, He’s sovereign.
In Ezra, He is the true and faithful Scribe.
In Nehemiah, you’ll see Him as the re-builder of walls and of lives. In Esther, you’ll see Him as courage.
In Job, He’ll be the timeless Redeemer.
In Psalms, He is the morning song.
In Proverbs, He is our wisdom.
In Ecclesiastes, He’s a time and a season.
In Song of Solomon, you’ll see Him as the lover’s dream. In Isaiah, He is the Prince of Peace.
In Jeremiah, He is the weeping prophet.
In Lamentations, He’s the cry for Israel.
In Ezekiel, He is the call from sin.
In Daniel, He’s the stranger in the fire.
In Hosea, He is the forever Faithful.
In Joel, He is the Spirit’s power.
In Amos, He’ll be the strong arms that will carry you.
In Obadiah, He’s the Lord our Savior.
In Jonah, you’ll see Him as the great missionary.
In Micah, He is the promise of peace.
In Nahum, He’s our strength and our shield.
In Habakkuk and Zephaniah, He brings revival.
In Haggai, He restores that which was lost.
In Zechariah, He is our fountain.
In Malachi, He’s the Son of righteousness, rising with healing in His wings.
In Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, He’s not just God, now He’s the Messiah.
In Acts, He’s the raining fire from heaven.
In Romans, He’s the grace of God.
In Corinthians, He’s the power of love.
In Galatians, He is freedom from the curse of sin. In Ephesians, He’s our glorious treasure.
In Philippians, He’s the servant’s heart. In Colossians, He’s God and the Trinity.
In Thessalonians, He’s our calling King. In Timothy, Titus, and Philemon, He’s our
mediator and our faithful pastor.
In Hebrews, He’s the everlasting courage.
In James, He is the one who still heals the sick.
In 1st and 2nd Peter, He is our faithful Shepherd.
In John and Jude, He is the Lover coming for His bride.
In the Revelation, in the very end, when it’s all over and said and done, He is and will always be the first and the last, the beginning and the end, the Lamb of God, the Great I AM, our Savior forever.