Seek Him, Find Peace... in the Storm... In His Word 1-18-2021


Seek Him, Find Peace, in the storm… In His Word 1-18-2021

  This Daily was taken from 2006, it was a tough year to live through. We lost both our parents in one year, but we survived that storm of life and I know my God was with us every step of the way. Be blessed as you read, ponder, and walk, in His Word today.


You are traveling on a mountain road and suddenly wind and clouds billow around you, the ground gets slippery with sleet and snow and you don’t know what to do. Or maybe you are at work and the boss or your co-workers are suddenly angry with you for something you did not even know you did… where do you go to find peace? Where can we look to find out how to get it?


In His Word~


But he said, "Peace be with you, do not be afraid.                                       Genesis 43:23

The brothers had just been to see Joseph to get grain for sustenance during the famine in Egypt. They had been back a second time but had brought Benjamin with them and on returning from there.  They were set up so that they would have to bring Jacob to see him too. There was momentary fear that resulted in a good thing!


While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!" And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid. But Jesus came and touched them and said, "Arise, and do not be afraid." When they had lifted their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.

Matthew 17:5-8

For all my ways are before You. Ps 119:165-168


But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid."

And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."

So, He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"


And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?" And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, "Truly You are the Son of God." Matthew 14:27-33


So often we find ourselves in a storm of life. The troubles can seem over-whelming just like waves. The men in the boat had good reason to fear! They could justify their fear; they could even feed their fears. 


The ‘what ifs’ could have drowned them alone! Yet, Jesus came to help them.


I want to think on this for a moment, Jesus came and did not right away stop the storm. In fact, if we read it over again, he came toward them walking on water. Not running to save them but approaching them in a rather calm fashion waiting for them to look up from their struggles and see Him.

Then as they did, at first, they became even more fearful! They thought he was a ghost or some other imagination of the sea! But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said to them, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”

Let’s look at the first thing he said first.

Be of good cheer; when we are in storms of life and wind and waves are plummeting at us, we too can be of good cheer! He is with us in the storm, waiting for us to come to Him just as Peter did!

We know this because His next words were to be so.  

‘It is I’; He revealed to them whom it was coming towards them, to help them. To help us to know His peace Jesus reveals Himself to our hearts through the Holy Spirit. Even during the storm!

Notice, He did not stop the storm right away, though we can tell through reading our way through He surely could have! But if He had, would we have found this nugget of strength just when we needed it?

Ah, you see God had a plan in it. He knew they would be in the storm; He knew they would ‘stress out’, fret and moan, worry and wonder, and be fearful of this storm!

Okay, now here is the clincher! He knew you would be in the storm you are in right now too!

Wow, that is amazing isn’t it? He knew that this week you needed to read this scripture selection and apply it to your life.  He knew I would need it too!

This week, I said “See you Later” to my earthly father. He is now, as scripture tells me, (2 Cor 5:8) He is with the Lord as I write this. So, I know I will see him ‘later’, someday, when I too am present with the Lord.  I may have to weather a few storms before that day, so I need to be sure I am prayed up and read up and ready for battle in this world!


But that is another thought to think on.

Today I want to focus on getting through the storm to the Peace.


For as the story reads in Matthew, Jesus was with them in the storm, He walked towards them, not away from them. They did not have to pursue Him to find their help, He was there approaching them in their time of need.


Some of us think we must search forever to find God. Well, it seems some people search their lifetime and then realize He was right beside them from the beginning! He is not hard to find you just have to use your heart to find Him.


The storm I was in is one of emotional distress, of my family, and love for a dad who was so much to me. But I learned to have peace in the storm, because the Lord showed me how much my dad was used to point me to my Father God!

I learned that the Lord was there when I followed his instruction; I learned to follow His instructions.

When I sought to please him; I learned to please Him.

When I sought to show him just how much I love him; I learned to tell my Father God of my love for Him freely!

When I found I could depend on him; I learned I could depend on Him.

When I saw he was strong in the storms of life; I knew He would be strong in the storms of my life.

When I knew that I could lean on his open arms and cry; I found I could lean on His everlasting arms and weep.

I will miss my father; ‘a lot’ does not even begin to say how much. I must remember though, that my heavenly Father had lent him to me for 43 years, and now it is His turn to have a Dad hug.

I know that Jesus is with me in this storm. I know He will say do not be afraid, for I am with you wherever you go. Through all this I know I can attend to the needs at hand and row back to shore in calm safety, because my Lord is with me.

Though my heart aches with the loss of my father, I know I will always have my Heavenly Father nearby.

 He will be the one I go to for comfort, for encouragement, for delight at what I have accomplished, for assurance when I am afraid. Though I had to let my daddy go, my heavenly Father will never leave me, nor forsake me. It is time for me to rely on Him, just as and even more so than I relied on my dad.


We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.


Heavenly Father, help me to know your peace in the storm I am in today. Help me to

seek You, to invite you into my boat that I would be safe from the storms that rage. Most of all grant me your peace, the peace that comes with trusting You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


Suggested Readings;

Monday: Ps 119:165-168

Tuesday: Matthew 14:1-33

Wednesday: Mark 6: all

Thursday : Psalm 37-all

Friday: Psalm 22-all

Weekend readings: 2 Corinthians 13-all










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