The Eye of the Storm … Where We Meet Our Savior




When the solid ground is falling out from underneath my feet

Between the black skies, and my red eyes, I can barely see

When I realize I've been let down by my friends and my family

I can feel the rain reminding me


In the eye of the storm, You remain in control

In the middle of the war, You guard my soul

You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn

Your love surrounds me

In the eye of the storm


Mmm, when my hopes and dreams are far from me

And I'm runnin' out of faith

I see the future I picture slowly fade away

And when the tears of pain and heartache

Are pouring down my face

I find my peace in Jesus' name


In the eye of the storm (yeah, yeah)

You remain in control (yes you do, Lord)

In the middle of the war

You guard my soul

You alone are the anchor

When my sails are torn

Your love surrounds me (Your love surrounds me)

In the eye of the storm (in the eye of the storm)


When they let me go, and I just don't know 

How I'm gonna make ends meet,

I did my best but I'm scared to death

That we might lose everything

And when sickness takes my child away

And there's nothing I can do

My only hope is to trust You

I trust You, Lord


In the eye of the storm (yeah, yeah)

You remain in control

In the middle of the war (middle of the war)

You guard my soul (yeah!)

You alone are the anchor

When my sails are torn

Your love surrounds me (yeah!)

In the eye of the storm

You remain in control (yes you do, Lord)

In the middle of the war (in the middle of the war)

You guard my soul

You alone are the anchor

When my sails are torn

Your love surrounds me

In the eye of the storm

Oh, in the eye of the storm


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Lord, in the eye of the storm

I know You're watching me, yeah

Ay

When the storm is raging (when the storm is raging)

And my hope is gone (and my hope is gone, Lord)

When my flesh is failing

You're still holding on, oh whoa

When the storm is raging (the storm is raging)

And my hope is gone (and all my hope is gone)

When my flesh is failing (my flesh is failing)

You're still holding on, ooh

When the storm is raging (when the storm is raging)

And my hope is gone (and my hope is gone)

Even when my flesh is failing (flesh is failing)


You're still holding on, holding on

The Lord is my Shepherd

I have all that I need

He let's me rest in green meadows

He leads me beside peaceful streams

He renews my strength

He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His Name

Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid

For You are close beside me


Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

4:24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

4:25 Let thine eyes look right on and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.


STORM #1: Self-Inflicted (like Samson), Judges 16


STORM #2: God created for our benefit (like Lake Galilee), (Mark 4:35-41)


STORM #3: Instigated by friend & foe (as when Paul and Silas were thrown into prison). You are innocent but you have to deal with it. (Acts 27:9-12)


Jesus said it is inevitable that wars will continue until He returns (Mark 13:7-8), and He did not oppose earthly governments or their right to maintain armies (Matthew 8:5-10) (Luke 3:14, Acts 10:1-6)



Romans 5:1-21 

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.


Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.


Romans 6:6 Shall we sin more for more grace?


Romans 7:15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.


Isa. 33:23 Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.


Betrayed by FRIENDS & FAMILY: Genesis 37:12-36


Jesus Betrayed. Then one of the twelve, whose name was fJudas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver.




Psalm 103:12 …. as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.


Matthew 18:21-22 …. Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "LORD, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?" 22   Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.



23 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.



Life’s STORMS & WARS:


Truth v. Lies

Self v. Others

Good v. Evil

Fight v. Surrender

Health v. Illness

Chaos v. Peacefulness

Friend v. Foe

Trust v. Doubt

Job?

Finances?

COMPROMISE?

Moral Failure v. Success


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