Day 17: Jesus calms the storm (January 17)

One morning, when the sun was barely starting to wake, I laced up and went for a run…while I was running my mind began to swirl, and started asking a hundred unanswerable questions all at once and I felt God touch my shoulder and it brought an immediate calm…. and then I heard one word…”Jesus”. I started saying “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus” to the rhythm of my footsteps…and God said, “In the first moments of your day, if you will ask no questions but just seek Me, then your whole perspective will change and peace will be abundant”.

Do you have a lot going on right now?  Are you struggling with turmoil or busyness or emptiness.  I challenge you this morning to bring this day to God as an offering.  Instead of bringing Him your “laundry list” of requests and needs, first come and sit at His feet.  Just acknowledge Him for Who He is.  Our Lord and Savior.  Our Alpha and Omega.  Isn’t He capable of holding your life together without any input from you?  When I view my life from the perspective of His enormous greatness and my little bitty self, I really find a better balance.  He is the One Who can do all things.  He spoke our world into existence and not one person on this earth wasn’t created by His hands.  Why then, do we think we need to tell Him what to do?  Instead, take time this morning to listen.  One of the main reasons I’m writing this devotional is to help you to grow in confidence that you can and do hear His voice.  Our lives become much more peaceful and simple once we learn to discern His voice.  He is truly our ever present help in times of trouble.


Lord, speak to me this morning.  Show me your heart.  You are so great.  When I meditate on Your face I am awestruck and humbled that You actually go out of Your way to partner with me.  I know You don’t “need” me, but You enjoy relationship so much that You include me.  Thank You!  Show me how to partner with You today.  Lord, let my perspective be cloaked with a true sense of Your magnitude and greatness.  You are the Creator of ALL.  You are the One and Only True God.  You are my Salvation.  Thank You. In Jesus name, Amen.


Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.  Psalm 33:20

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  Psalm 18:2

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank Him.  Psalm 28:7

In His presence the mountains quake, and the hills melt away; the earth trembles, and its people are destroyed.  Nahum 1:5

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