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Our perilous storms!
Written by Grant Hayman   






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** On a road of Life's storms. **

A brother just said to Anne and I after some fellowship in the Word of God - "It is repeated to us over and over in the Word - "His mercy endureth for ever": [Psalm 118]  because we often forget and have to be reminded"!

We have the same thought in the words of the following hymn.

"When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done".

>> God is for his people. <<

How easily we forget that God is for us. He is for you and me, totally 100%.

Tonight in fellowship in the book of Hosea there was found great encouragement in the matter of God's great faithfulness in the face of the utter unfaithfulness of man.

The Lord had reached a point of stern dealings with Israel. He warns them that he will not deliver them but that they will be brought into a "wilderness"!
"Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her." [Hosea 2:14]

But ....


It is God who is alluring and manageing the wilderness experience!

>> Yet, there is Comfort! <<

His promise to Israel was - "... and speak comfortably unto her".

Of course the chastening ultimately ended up with all of Israel and Judah being led away from the promised land into the captivity of Babylon because they were heedless! A severe discipline and yet what love is declared through the Lord's faithful prophets and servants (like Jeremiah) saying over and over again like a broken track in a record - "I have loved thee with an everlasting love and therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee". [Jeremiah 31:3] Jeremiah was the  desperate weeping prophet to get Israel back to Jehovah!
The Lord also promised in the same manner over and over again "I will restore"!

The Lord will never leave us as we are!

We may by his allowance go through some painful storms but he will ..


if we will listen!

Be open to the Lord, He is "wonderful in counsel, excellent in working" [Isaiah 28:29] The comforts for you are profuse just like they were through Isaiah and Jeremiah.

Listen with your heart to the one who "IS LOVE" [1 John 4:8].

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end". [Jeremiah 29:11].

How wonderful are such words! Sent in a letter from Jeremiah to Israel while in the storm of their captivity!

"Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon;" [Jeremiah 29:1]

What great comforting words!

There is NO bewildering storm of life that we may go through that CANNOT contain words from the Lord that "speak comfortably" to us of HIS GREAT LOVE!

Israel only had to be ready in their heart to listen and be comforted.

Remember, the Holy Spirit who dwells within us is called "the Comforter" "The Spirit of counsel and might" and "knowledge of the Lord" [John 14:16. Isaiah 11:2].

The Lord BLESS. He does the very BEST!


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