In the storm

Dear friends

if you are following my blog, you will know that I have been in the middle of a storm at my workplace for a few weeks now… but even if you haven’t read my previous posts and have just somehow landed here for the first time (welcome!!!), I am sure you, too, know what it’s like to find yourself in the middle of a storm.

We’ve all been there.

And as the bible says, there’s nothing new under the sun.

Even back in the day, when the disciples were together in one boat with JESUS HIMSELF, that didn’t mean they didn’t experience storms.
Remember the story in Matthew chapter 8?

Here’s a little refresher:

Matthew Chapter 8: 23- 28

23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.

24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

So the disciples were fearing for their lives and GOD was asleep.

Great.

Can you imagine?

You’re in the same boat with GOD and #1 HE doesn’t do anything about it and #2 you even believe you are going to die?

However, we’re no different.

As GOD is still here with us, in the same boat.

And yet, sometimes we are afraid.

Believing that we will die if our little “situation” doesn’t turn out the way we think it should.

I’ve been in that boat.

Many times.

When I was unable to imagine how things would turn out, how they could possibly go well if they wouldn’t go the way I thought they should go – like the disciples!
And GOD has commanded the storm to calm down for me, and HE made a way…

This time, it went a bit different.

Or shall I say it has been going a bit different and it still does.

I wouldn’t say the storm is over.

But this time, I am not afraid.

I’ve said it before and I am not saying it to boast, to tell you the truth, I am surprised about it myself.

But I seem to have been able to surrender the situation and the outcome to GOD completely.
Partly because of ALL the prayer support I have been receiving.
You guys are amazing and have literally carried me through with your prayers and don’t think for one minute that I am not feeling the support – in fact, I feel surrounded by your prayers – by the prayers of the ones who have commented, for sure, but also by the prayers of many who have not commented!
I know you, too, are praying for me every day at the moment and I am eternally grateful for it!!!!!!

But also because I know MY GOD and what HE has done for me before and I know that I have been obedient – I have done everything HE said I should do.
Recently and for the last few months, I have followed a lot of HIS instructions regarding many things – and that gives me comfort.
Many of these instructions did not make much sense.
However, I have seen this before!
When the instructions did not seem to make much sense, but the outcome made SO much more sense than anything else!

I have seen MY GOD move before.

And I am beginning to learn to recognize his patterns, the way HE works.

I am beginning to be able to trust the process – or perhaps my faith has been growing.

And as I said, I am not afraid.

Even though I have no idea what the outcome of this storm will be – not yet… well, that’s not 100% precise, I do have some ideas, but none of them have any visible or tangible evidence so far, all I have so far are visions, (encounters in) dreams, words from GOD, prophecies I received myself from GOD and also from other people – different people, prophecies regarding different areas of my life – and I have peace and hope.
And I know GOD is working on my case!

Strangely enough…

I have 3 reasons for writing this down at this point and publishing it.
3 reasons for posting without anything to tell – if you will…

  1. I want to encourage someone reading this.
    If you are reading this and if you are perhaps in a very difficult situation, I want to invite you to read my previous posts, and then watch this space for a few more weeks…
    Because I KNOW that GOD is about to bring out some positive results from this mess and I will write about them (at least about some of them 🙂 ) here on this blog very soon.
    And you, my friend, can trust OUR GOD as well for your breakthrough!
    Just go ahead and piggy-back on my story – GOD will do the very same for you!
    From the middle of the storm you are in right now, HE will create something beautiful, HE will bring back your joy and make a way out of your chaos.
    Just like HE will for me!
    And if you don’t believe it, it will be easier to believe for you once you will read about the outcome for me here on this blog, it will help you believe that GOD is real and that HE will do the same for you!

    Just watch this space…..
  2. I want to write this down and publish it right here and right now, because I want to confess JESUS as my personal savior and want to publicly declare that I KNOW HE will get me out of this and that HE will bring me a good result.
    And I want to declare it BEFORE any of the good result is visible or tangible or noticeable in my life.
    I am declaring this by FAITH.
    I am hoping to please GOD, hoping for HIS blessing, according to

John 20:29
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

3. I am also publishing it here for my own reference
So that I myself can come back here in the future and encourage myself and strengthen my own faith.
Because this is a rare occasion for me as well, that I am able to trust GOD fully without having any evidence for a positive outcome yet – in fact, I can even sense my “worrying” side, but somehow and for some reason, it has taken the back burner and is not prevalent… that can only be GOD’s work!

Friends, what I am trying to say is I am at peace in the very middle of the storm and I am trusting GOD, trusting the process, taking every next step according to the instructions and I am calm.

Surprisingly.

Glory to GOD!

How about you?
Have you been in the space of “calm in the middle of the storm” before?
Or are you perhaps blessed with a measure of faith so huge that you never worry about anything and always have 100% trust in GOD, that he “has it” from the beginning?
Would love to hear your storm-stories…

I hope and pray that this will encourage, heal, inspire and bless you.
And that THE LORD will bless you abundantly in all areas of your life. That HE will keep you and shine HIS face upon you, and bring you PEACE. In JESUS’ name I pray. AMEN.

6 thoughts on “In the storm

  1. Thanks for sharing your journey with us, it is truly inspiring. God is always more concerned with the condition of our hearts than he is our temporal circumstances, and your heart has certainly transformed into a better place just in the space of a couple weeks. I have no doubt the Father is smiling down on you and His blessings, now being received and flouring in your heart, will soon be manifest in the world around you. The Kingdom of Heaven is being released by your faith! Hallelujah sister! Keep proclaiming victory!
    Having just gone through the heartache of shutting down a church I poured my everything into for well over a decade, I can relate to the need for the family of faith to stand together. I am rediscovering just how much bigger that family is than just those under a roof. We are strong together, and God has so many good things yet for us all to do.
    I’ll stop rambling now…your brother in Christ, Dan

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    1. I was thinking the other day that GOD has so much more to do for you after shutting down your church- funny how you’ve now confirmed the word I heard for you by saying the same to me 🙂
      Thank you so much for your encouragement – much appreciated, and you prayers, too, my dear brother.
      GOD bless you!

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  2. Still praying here Eva. Those big battles are usually not won overnight. It is comforting to know that no battle is bigger than God. He knows how to win and change peoples lives doing it.

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    1. Thank you so much my dear brother, I know you are!
      I have been praying for you as well and hope you’re ok.
      GOD bless you!

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      1. I’m still weak but gaining everyday. I will put my condition to the test with 6 days on a canoe trip into the wilderness paddling and portaging from lake to lake. I’ll take it easy but it will tell me where I am at physically.

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      2. Glad to hear that you’re out on the waters and in the wild again!
        Looking forward to the posts and pics about it…

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