Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Praise You in this Storm by Casting Crowns
July 28, 2009
1. Storms are not necessarily a means of God’s judgment on the wicked.
Job 21:18 Job says the wicked are not carried away by the storm like chaff, even though it seems as though they deserve God’s judgment. Evil people are often spared during times of calamity and allowed to escape disaster.
2. The worst storm is yet to come and will result in total destruction.
Job 27:21 Job says the ultimate fate of the wicked is to be carried off and swept away by the east wind, total destruction and loss of everything.
3. The source of the storm may be generated by the enemy.
Psalm 55: 8 David longed to escape from the oppression he was experiencing from his enemy.
4. Storms can be a used by God to bring us into submission to his will.
Ps. 83:15 Asaph wrote a song asking God to pursue or chase his enemies and terrify them by sending a storm.
5. Storms provide an example of God’s control of nature.
Ps 107:29 The psalmist says that sailors have witnessed and know that the winds and the waters of the deep respond to God’s commands.
6. God provides a place of refuge for his people from the storm.
Is 4:6 Isaiah predicted a time of restoration when God would provide a shelter and a hiding place for Israel.
7. God is our refuge from the storm.
Is 25:4 The oppressive acts of ruthless people are like a storm beating against a wall, but God is our refuge from the storm.
8. God brings destruction like a storm.
Is 28:2; Is 29:6; Ezek 38:9
9. God demonstrates his power in the storm.
10. Storms obey the voice of the Savior.
11. Storms provide an opportunity for us to demonstrate faith.