Through The Storm

Have you ever met someone who's afraid of storms?  I have.  If a tornado was reported in a state to the south, this person could calculate the hour within minutes the storm would demolish their house.

I'm the opposite...I find storms interesting.  I want to stand on the porch and watch them pass by.  The power of the storm isn't scary, as long as I'm sheltered.  Sometimes I take the grand-kids out on the covered porch to do chalk art--through the storm.  I want to teach them to have a healthy fear for things that are dangerous, but I don't want them to be fearful. 

I had to go into the archives for this photo--they don't look afraid! 
In the Bible there are stories of God removing people from the path of storms and occasions where He is with them as they pass through the storm.

Combining phases like be not afraid, fear not, and do not be afraid--the bible instructs us over 350 times...not to fear things like... 
  • the future
  • enemies
  • eternal destruction
  • sickness
  • death

In  2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) it says this, "Our God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."  

Jesus has defeated fear with His perfect love and has given us weapons in our arsenal to do the same.  He has given us a spirit of love and he has given us a sound mind.  

You may be in a storm--right now, if you are it doesn't matter if it's at the beginning, the middle or the end--God has not given you a spirit of Fear.  You are not alone--your are not powerless.  Even when the winds blow, the thunder booms and the lighting flashes--God is with you through the storm.  

So Fear Not!  


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