Don’t Lose Your Nerve

When we stepped out the door to go to church recently I was surprised that the weather was so warm, especially since I had layered up for the day. It was okay, because inside he church building it was a little chilly.

But the muggy warm day was a foretelling of crazy weather. As the tornado warning sounded on both my phone and my hubby’s that afternoon, I was ready to run to the basement of our house. My hubby however was not ready to go. I texted our adult children, of course doesn’t a mother do that no matter how old they are? And we listened to the weatherman on tv as he guided the county residents as to the location of this possible storm. Finally the warning was over and we were fine. I had a choice that afternoon – I could run downstairs alone or I could stay with my hubby. I chose to stay. He’s never been wrong in all these years about the weather, so why start panicking now?

Oh beloved, maybe you didn’t panic about yesterday’s weather. But are you in a panic over the circumstances of your life and your country? Have you lost your nerve? Are you ready to run to seek shelter but you aren’t sure where to go?

God speaks to my heart this morning. The safest place on earth is with your heavenly Father. He will guide you, protect you, watch over you and more. If you are here this morning, you can certainly say He has never failed you yet. Who woke you up? Who caused your heart to beat and your lungs to breathe all through the night and even now? Every day, whether stormy or fair, you will have the choice- trust God or run. And precious believer, trusting God is your super power. It’s your shelter in the storm and your shade in the desert. No trouble is meant to sent you into a tailspin. No warning is meant to give you grief. You are full of the wisdom, power and love of God by your new birth! Start implementing what is yours by divine right! Reach beyond the level of damage and repair your heart and mind this morning by looking beyond the flood, the report and speak the name of Jesus! Speak the Word of life! Speak praises, bow in worship and dance before the Lord! Nothing lightens the heart like praise and worship. And nothing quiets the mind like the Word. And nothing send the enemy scurrying like all of the above!

God loves you and He’s for you. No matter what. He will not leave you now. Don’t leave Him! Thank Him for all He has done and bless Him for knowing more than you do about every situation! And live in the Light which will keep you safe always!

Psalm 16:8 I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Psalm 109:31 For He stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save him from the condemners of his soul.

Psalm 123:2 As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes are on the LORD our God until He shows us mercy.

Romans 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.

      Rebekah Beene, Oh Beloved!