Saturday, August 3, 2019

When God Shows Up - Solace from the Psalms - Martin Wiles

For thousands of years, people have found comfort in the Psalms. No matter what emotion you are experiencing or fight you're facing, the psalms have something important to say. For the next little while, Love Lines from God will feature, "Solace from the Psalms." We hope you enjoy. And please share them with a friend. 
For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves. Psalm 107:25 NIV
Would God really alter weather patterns for an outdoor Christian event?      
Many might say He could—probably only a few actually believe He would. One thing’s for certain, God showed up at a recent Rick Gage “Go Tell” crusade I attended.
Angry clouds and pounding rain threatened to cancel the Tuesday night rally, but just in time the rain stopped and the clouds gave way to sunny skies. One attendee remarked, “It’s like a hole in the clouds. The Lord never ceases to amaze me.” The worship leader and program director reminded us that “God commands the winds and waves.”
Speaker Adrian Despres, chaplain for the University of South Carolina football team, spoke at length and challenged those present to trust God. When he called for a response, hundreds poured from the bleachers and decorated the football field—lying, standing, and kneeling in prayer. Lightning flashed around the field’s perimeter, but not a drop of rain fell. 
In a psalm filled with references of how God has rescued His people, the psalmist mentions those plying world trade routes and how they witnessed God’s power over the winds and waves.
When God shows up, so does His power. Things start happening and stop happening. Storms arise or the rain ceases. I quit complaining and gossiping and start loving my spouse, kids, family, friends, and neighbors in a higher manner. I stop gambling and start giving. I quit going to church out of habit and start because I love Jesus. I give up enslaving habits and adopt freeing ones.
God’s power can accomplish whatever is needed in your life.
Prayer: Powerful Father, enable us to let Your power change what needs changing in our lifestyles and attitudes.  

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