12 Encouraging Verses to Weather Your Storm
The theme for all our quotes and scriptures on Titus II Woman Ministry’s Facebook page this week is about weathering the storms of our lives. Oh boy, do I have experience in this area, as I am sure you do as well. Mine is not what one would define as a major storm, but a cluster of little storms that just really annoy you to a potential breaking point.
Your storms will look a little different than mine, but, then again, we may have some that are exactly the same. No matter the storm we have some encouragement coming.
I have had life storms. I mean, every day battles of attacks from Satan because he wants to slow me down or deter me. Storms that make me feel like I have no hope left. These are struggles that many of you women face on a daily basis, and can I just tell you that you are not alone! Really!
My hope is that I can provide you with some encouragement while you weather whatever storm in your path today and tomorrow and the ones to come so that you can keep walking forward in God’s will for your life.
My vice president, Amanda, and I were approached with the idea and possibility of writing a book together. Yes, we were terrified. We were quite comfortable with writing our little articles for you ladies. We saw God moving and working through women and ourselves in Titus II Woman Ministry, and that was awesome. A book was a ways down the road in our minds.
You do not have to tell me that God’s plans are not my plans. Oh, how I know full well, but it sometimes takes me a little longer to learn some things than others. He has shown me His control over my timeline many times; life lesson continually in progress.
From the time that we agreed to give this a shot and start the process of writing a few chapters for the publisher, Satan has really wanted to push me down. Riddled with sickness that I have never had to deal with, more and more work needing done at my have-to job, and seeming to never find time to just be able to sit and write. I mean, I live a busy life with my kiddos and family endeavors, but it seemed to hit warp speed when I said “yes” to God in this new call.
Have you experienced this? You’ve said “yes” to something God was putting before you, and then life blew up.
Scripture has some great encouragement for us. Let’s dive in!
- Exodus 14:14, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
- Exodus 15:2, “The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”
- Deuteronomy 31:8, “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
- Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever yo go.”
- Job 38:1-6, “Then the Lord answered Job out of the storm. He said: Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone.”
- Psalm 89:8-9, “O Lord God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O Lord, and your faithfulness surrounds you. You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.”
- Psalm 91:1-5, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’ Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wing you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day.”
- Psalm 107:28-31, “Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.”
- Isaiah 25:4-5, “You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall and like the heat of the desert. You silence the uproar of the foreigners; as heat is reduced by the shadow of the cloud, so the sound of the ruthless stilled.”
- Nahum 1:7, “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”
- 2 Corinthians 4:8-10, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.”
- James 4:8, “Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
I want you to be ready grab your boat of knowledge and sail through the storm of your day. These verses are your boat, and your memory is your sail. Grab hold of the wheel and steer your course. I know these are words easier said (or penned) than done, but my Bible says that with God all things are possible (Philippians 4:13).
This is possible.
You can make it through.
You serve a God that is bigger than the storm. He is mightier, and you are His daughter, the King’s, who makes the wind blow into your sails.
Lord, we each face something every day. We are distracted. We are trying to live a holy life, and then BOOM, life throws us a curveball, and we are derailed for a minute. I ask that you give us a memory for your word. Help us to be encouraged by your promise to always guide us and never leave us. Bless the women reading this and bring calm to their storm in only a way that is recognized as you. In Jesus’ name, amen.