Peace, Be Still

And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. (Mark 4:39 KJV)

This verse came to mind this week.  We live just south of Tampa, Florida.  Hurricane Irma kept changing directions and we didn’t know where it would hit.  So last Saturday we evacuated to stay with friends in South Carolina.  By the time the storm came to Tampa it had calmed down a bit.  Meteorologists say there were several factors that caused the storm to not be as destructive as expected.  It nicked the edge of Cuba causing it to lose some power.  The winds in the upper level of the atmosphere were very strong causing the upper-level winds to shear off the top of the storm.

These are scientific reasons for the storm to be less than expected but I picture Jesus standing over the storm and saying “Peace, be still.”  Yes, we had a destructive hurricane but it was not as bad as it could have been.  Yes, many people especially in southern Florida have lost all material blessings.  We praise God that loss of life was low.

We praise the God who is more powerful than a hurricane.  We praise our God who can calm the storms of our lives.  Praising God for His protection during the storms of life.

Please pray for those that were affected by the storm.


Written by Diane Levy


Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *





You Are Loved

Construction Time