In the very center of a storm is a calm. This is known as the "eye" of the storm. Directly outside of the "eye" is the "eyewall" which contains the storm's strongest winds. In this picture from nature we can see a perfect analogy of the storms of life.
Do you have questions to be answered?
Guidance you are seeking?
Find that place of calm and rest in Him ~ first ~ wait for His peace, and then His answers, His guidance.
Aside from all the chaos of the world, the confusion of our own minds, the problems of the world...
There is a stillness in the midst and if we will calm ourselves...we will find it. It's when we come out of that "eye" of peace and trust that we falter and become confused...life gets chaotic.
"And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves dashed into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the stern asleep on a pillow: and they awoke him, and said to him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose up, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, and be still. So the wind ceased, and it was a great calm. Then he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?" Mark 4:37-40
In the midst of the storm...he had rest and peace... He is rest and peace...
No matter what is going on around us and even in us ~ He is there ~ the "eye" of the storm is there ~ calm and rest.
"Behold the fowls of the heaven: for they sow not, neither reap, nor carry into the barns, yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking care is able to add one cubit unto his stature?" Matthew 6:26-27
"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me rest in green pature, and leadeth me beside the still waters." Psalm 23:1-2
In His care is nourishment ~ from His own hand. We find strength in our weakness, forgiveness for our failures, answers to our questions, calm in our confusion.
The Lord is my Shepherd ~ Let Him lead.
We shall not want ~ there is no lack in His care, neither in our body, in our soul, or in our spirit.
He maketh me rest in green pasture ~ In Him is rest and peace.
He leadeth me beside still waters ~ In Him is found refreshment.
Follow His gentle guidance into that place of trust, hope, and peace. To know that place is to know Him.
He is our hope ~ Our Prince of Peace.