Calming the Storm

Michael Beck

“Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” (Psalm 119:165)

When we seek God He brings us through agitation to peace. He knows the exact thing we need to hear to soothe our heart. He meets us as Abigail met David and checks us with His wisdom. He keeps our hands, our feet, and our tongue from evil.

Such is the way of the godly: to turn to God, their Rock, when their heart is overwhelmed. He is not their last resort, He is their first resort, their Refuge in the midst of every storm. When without there is so much to vex and move them, He stabilizes them within.

Our emotions can run wild. Our thoughts can follow suit. The only real corrective is spiritual. We must have enough of a relationship with God to hear from the Holy Spirit. Great peace belongs to those who invite God into their every thought and emotion and let Him bring order out of tumult.

“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” (Romans 8:5,6)

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.