In times of darkness, when all the clouds loom and block all light,
When the deep dampness disdain, dissatisfaction overwhelms you,
When your best efforts meet with a dry hard wall,
When you moon decides to hide from you with all its little stars,
When the sailor in you can’t decide which way to go,
Seek the Lord, Seek your father, seek your creator,
For he will bring light upon your head, clarity to your mind,
Blessing to your troubled times,
Happiness to your sorrow, warmth to your body,
He will feed you the best of things,
Admonish your enemies, cast away the demons,
Calm the seas, bring wind to your sails,
When you look on to him, seek his guidance,
He will command his angels to clear your path to
To satisfy the desolate and waste ground;
And to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth.
Proclaim his name over all your troubles and you shall see how small they are in his mighty presence.
The most amazing thing is that as Christians we tend to forget that God exists amidst us when we are going through the toughest phases of life. He was there when the disciples were getting hit by strong waves so much so that seasoned fishermen like Simon and Andrew were so scared and thought they would perish in the storm. When the storm was beyond their control and they couldn’t hold it anymore, they cried out to the Lord for help. Jesus rebuked the storm and it calmed down like a bubble in a tea cup.
What is interesting is Jesus also chided them questioning their faith. Because once you have Jesus in your boat oblivious to the storm, you are still in control. Your faith has the power to calm the storm down.
Today I want you to put this verse in your prayer and on your lips. Let us proclaim the presence of God almighty, the omnipresent, the all powerful and the ever gracious Lord in us. In our troubles – whether it is health, financial, family, emotional or anything else. Nothing is stronger than God and powerful enough to trouble him. Let us declare the presence of the Lord and claim victory over all our problems. For he is all powerful and he is alive today.
Heavenly father, I proclaim your presence Lord in our problems, troubles and tribulations and bless your name for you know everything and you are committed to being our father. Thank you for your blessing and grace. We command that these storms calm down and peace be restored in our lives and families. In the mighty name of Jesus we pray. Amen
One of the things the Lord God does for you is to give you good things. He wants to give you good things regardless of what you and I would want to have. Like a father who would strive to give the best things to his child because he loves the child, The Lord always wants the best for you.
I am saying this even when you are not in the best of times or in your happiest times. It is still true that he loves you with un-quenching love and care. If he died on that wretched cross for your sins and mine, then what else would be need as proof.
Once in a while we can be tested, our faith questioned and our belief in the Lord might be shaken but it is essential to remember that he has not forsaken you and would always care for you. All you need is to realize that HE is in control and never stop believing in him. As the psalmist says in Psalm 107:9, For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
Keep your faith in HIM and do not let go of your faith, for your faith would help you. Both in times of pleasure or discomfort. May the Lord help you walk in faith.