You see the large dark clouds forming to the west; you see the lightning in the sky, and you hear the thundering booms. You feel the wind picking up, and the day looks like night. This storm is big—very big. You get a knot in your stomach; you get a lump in your throat. Here it comes!

You are waiting for the doctor’s report. It was supposed to have come on Friday, but now you have to wait until Monday. It must be bad news, you tell yourself. You are waiting for the call.

The rumors have been flying around that the company might not make it—there will be rounds of layoffs.

You have not heard from your child in over a week. He has been struggling with issues; you are so worried about him. Where is he? Is he okay?

You get down on your knees and turn to the Lord: “Father in Heaven, this storm is so big. Help me, save me. I don’t know what to do!”

The thunder rolls, and here is your Father’s response: “Don’t tell Me how big the storm is; go tell the storm how big your God is!”

What a glorious Lord! He who daily bears our burdens also gives us our salvation. He frees us! He rescues us from death. But he will crush his enemies, for they refuse to leave their guilty, stubborn ways. Power belongs to God! His majesty shines down on Israel; his strength is mighty in the heavens. What awe we feel kneeling here before him in the sanctuary. The God of Israel gives strength and mighty power to his people. Blessed be God!
Psalm 68:19–21, 34–35

Let us stand up, let us face the storms in our lives and with confidence say, “Our God is an Awesome God; He will protect us every moment of every day!”

Today, Lord, we give You praise. We are in awe of Your power and strength. There is nothing that can come against us that You can’t fling away. Father, we pray for forgiveness for the times we get scared and don’t rely on You. We pray for the courage to call upon You at all times. Amen.

Have a Calm Day.