Bring yourself into a still calm safe place
and become aware of the loving presence of God.
“Thank you Lord for your unfailing love that will last forever.
Your faithfulness to us stands as firm as the heavens above.”
Take a long breath as you read that verse out loud again.
God gives us assurance that his love will never fail us no matter what storms
may come our way we have a firm foundation that is his word.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:24-28, to listen and act upon his word.
This will change us if we let his word go deep and trust in the love that becomes
our bedrock of faith.
Yes, the storms will come, they surely are here and we feel the fierce winds and the waves beating against our hearts of faith. But if our heart's house is on that sure foundation of love, we will stand and not take that great fall of collapse into the sea.
When your heart feels weak and weary like sifting sand between your fingers come back to this image of God’s love for you as a rock that cannot be moved no matter how great the storm will be.
A prayer of trust;
Jesus, we trust in the very life that redeemed us to live in you and for you to make your home in us.
Would you give us the faith to see you there within us, calm , resting in the bottom of the boat in the midst of the stormy sea.
May our faith be rooted and grounded in the knowledge that you are faithful, true and will not abandon us no matter what comes our way.
May the roots of our faith be anchored upon this bedrock that cannot be moved by stormy seas.
Your love will keep us from falling, from our faith collapsing. We choose to trust in you now, listen to your voice, and follow what you say.
“Today I welcome everything that comes my way, because I know it is for my healing.
I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, situations and conditions.
I let go of the desire for power and control.
I let go of our desire for survival and security.
I open to the love and presence of God and God’s action within me.
God , I give you all of these things and trust in your unfailing love.
May you guide and direct my steps today to bring glory to your name.”