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Joy's Calm
7/7/2018 8:55:00 PM by: Tyler Robertson

Did you read last week’s post? If not, you might want to check it out! It has a potent message for the Body, but it also is deeply personal. This week’s post is a continuation.

The storm is hitting us hard, beloved. It feels like it is the worst storm that has ever been seen, and it seems as though you are the only one experiencing it; that is because you are. Every trial is for you and Jesus to walk through together. He has never left you, “even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).”  Yet in your storm, why does the Lord Jesus seem conspicuously absent from your trial? The rain is coming down, and you can’t see anything in front of your face.

If you want to read what the below psalm is about, read the following: Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; and Luke 8:22-25.

 

You told me to teach on the lesson of the storm.

To open their eyes to Your presence there.

I can’t help but notice that this is pretty personal,

Tailor-made for the teacher, not the students.

 

I open The Book and speak all Your words.

With each exhale, it draws us all in.

We feel the waves as they rock our world.

Winds threaten to toss us over the edge.

 

Joy would be our strength, and so far, I have lost it.

Your fishers of men replaced it with fear.

I learned that was not the response needed

When it was followed by rebuke.

 

Revelation came as I saw You in my boat!

The storm raged, but You were asleep in the stern.

I had pushed You to the back of my mind.

Instead, You should have been at my helm.

 

How do I wake You, Lord, from Your slumber?

Shaking with fear to shake You awake will not do.

What is the way to wake the Way?

 

Joy is the answer on the winds.

With my strength being renewed, I approach my Lord.

I reach down and touch my precious Savior.

His smile says I have pleased Him much.

 

I ask Him to calm my raging sea and blustering winds.

He takes my hand and leads me to the bow.

We stand and take in the power of our Father.

By the Blood of the Lamb, we say, “Be Still.”

 

In the blink of an eye, my world starts to calm.

“I have been waiting, child, for you to wake Me.

My slumber has been long and our walk overdue.

Joy is the key to the calm of your sea.”

 

Now I know to walk in the Calm.

When my strength starts to lag, I go into the praise.

Don’t fear the storm, for it lasts for a night.

On the wings of the Morning comes Joy.

 

Wake Jesus! Come with Joy. Not in Fear. Your storm will calm. Take authority, by the blood of Jesus, and with His help, the waves will subside. Be at Peace. I love you all.

 

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ALICIA M SCHLOSSER From PA At 7/9/2018 3:28:44 PM

Hi- Thanks for posting this message about our Peace- Jesus Christ. This past week the Lord has been reminding me about the power and anointing that come by insisting on keeping myself in peace- no matter what!!!. It is like a New Weapon in my arsenal. Thank you for sharing! <3

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