The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds via Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:5
You’ll be able to lose all of it… solely to find that you just haven’t. God has been there all alongside. God has not promised a life with out storms, however He has promised to be there while you face them. ~ Max
Welcome to week 4 of the Anxious for Nothing On-line Bible Examine with Max Lucado!
Have you ever ever been in a storm so unhealthy that you just suppose you’ll die from it? I’ve been there. I keep in mind the second of questioning how I may proceed functioning and enduring with a coronary heart so damaged and never really die from it. Large storms, particularly a collision of storms (known as a “good storm”), will do this to you.
Are you determined for the Lord like I’m? I don’t find out about you, however I can’t deal with the whole lot that’s thrown at me with out Jesus. It’s merely an excessive amount of. I want my life was simpler, smoother, calmer and I wasn’t so determined for Him on a regular basis (and I wager you do, too), however storm-stopping is Jesus’ realm alone, proper? Typically the one factor you are able to do is name out, “God I want You now!”
Standing on a highway I didn’t plan
Questioning how I received to the place I’m
I’m making an attempt to listen to that also small Voice
I’m making an attempt to listen to above the noise
What number of instances have You heard me cry out
“God, please take this”?
What number of instances have You given me energy to
Simply preserve respiration
Oh, I want you
God, I want You now.
~ From “Want You Now” by Plumb
Like Paul’s in Acts 27, the disciples confronted a “good storm”, too (see Matthew 14:22-36, Mark 6:45-52, and John 6:16-21). I so relate to how they will need to have been freaking out! And the way the disciples will need to have been questioning the place was Jesus after they had been so determined for Him!
Possibly you’re questioning the place God is in the midst of this horrible storm. Is He wherever close to. ~ Max
If night started at 6:00 and Christ got here at 3:00 within the morning, the disciples had been alone within the storm for 9 hours. 9 tempestuous hours. Lengthy sufficient for multiple disciple to ask, “The place is Jesus?” ~ Max
I’m studying that in the midst of storms, Jesus is true with me. It looks as if throughout storms I can sense His love extra now than throughout calm seasons. As a result of that love is examined. Confirmed. Time and time once more when all hell has damaged free, Jesus has been with me!
God is a secure place to cover, prepared to assist after we want Him. We stand fearless on the cliff-edge of doom, brave in seastorm and earthquake, earlier than the push and roar of oceans, the tremors that shift mountains.
Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.
River fountains splash pleasure, cooling God’s metropolis, this sacred hang-out of the Most Excessive. God lives right here, the streets are secure, God at your service from the morning time. Godless nations rant and rave, kings and kingdoms threaten, however Earth does something He says.
Jacob-wrestling God fights for us. God-of-Angel-Armies protects us. — Psalm 46:1-7 MSG
In these “God, I want You now!” moments, He reveals Himself and His love for us. And, He provides us His supernatural peace as a bonus prize!
As we do our half — rejoice within the Lord, purse a mild spirit, pray about the whole lot, and cling to gratitude — God does His half. He bestows upon us the peace of God. ~ Max
His peace. In the course of the storm.
Peace I depart with you; My peace I provide you with. I don’t give to you because the world provides. Don’t let your hearts agonize and don’t be afraid. — John 14:27
This week in your examine:
- Watch the video for session 4 on our examine residence web page or dwell with different contributors… Take notes in your examine information on pages 75-82.
- Undergo the examine questions and exercise together with your group or by yourself on pages 83-87.
- Evaluation Chapters 9-11 in Anxious for Nothing.
- Take pleasure in your private examine this week on pages 88-96.
- Watch events on Mondays at 8pm CST.
- Be part of the conversations in regards to the examine and get to know fellow contributors within the non-public Fb group!
Scriptures this Week
2 Timothy 4:18
Prayer for the Week
Jesus, we love You. Thank You for by no means leaving us alone it doesn’t matter what storms we face. Assist us to hold on to You and to belief that You’re engaged on our behalf. We’re secure. Ship Your angels after we want them. And, assist us to relaxation in Your peace. Amen