Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27 ESV
Last week we talked about having God’s peace in the storm. But we also need peace after a storm has passed. When things are calm and quiet we find the damage that the storm has left behind. Here in Florida today that means assessing damage, reopening roads so supplies can get in and beginning the very long road towards rebuilding.
Divorce, disability and death just to name a few of our spiritual storms also leave behind a wake of destruction. In those long weeks, months and years as we are being rebuilt, God will never leave us alone, but will join us in the work of restoration. If that is you this morning, listen carefully to the verse of this new rendering of a wonderful old hymn. “When all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay!” In that moment when our hearts fail us. When we survey the devastation after the storm, we can rest assured that the Carpenter of Galilee will take up His tools and rebuild us again according to His perfect blueprint!
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Praise God for his rebuilding power in our lives! Praying for the people of Florida during this time.
Thank you. I am not sure what we project are doing as a church but today we?are raising an offering for a sister congregation, somewhere North of Fort Meyer’s. They are still assessing what kind of team to send down for hands on work.
Amen, Pete! My devotion today was about Christ being our foundation when the storms of life hit (literally I’m praying for those in the wake of disasters). Like many, I’ve been hit by storms. Thank you, God, for being the rock on which I stand! God bless you my friend. I’m so thankful for the peace that surpasses all understanding!
How many lives has God rescued from the storm, or even rescued after the storm? It’s amazing how far He went to save us from our sins—all the way to the cross.
Amen Dave…all the way, without complaining or being angry, just for us. It is overwhelming. Thanks for adding to the conversation.
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Praise God, He is the Master craftsman and can create beauty from a heap of ashes or a pile of rubble. I can testify He’s done it in my life. Pastor Pete, thanks for sharing the lovely rendition of this hymn.