In the midst of life’s raging trials, Almighty God quiets us by His love. Have you ever been quieted by God’s love—you know, like a father gently quiets his child in a storm? One of my favorite passages says:

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)

It’s an amazing experience to be quieted by God’s love!

As a child, did your father ever hold you during a terrible storm until you relaxed, snuggled in his arms, and fell into a peaceful slumber? This is a powerful image of how God’s love “quiets” us. In God’s arms, we are still aware of the storm exploding all around us—however, the touch of His presence eclipse’s the power of the storm.

If we allow Him, God will quiet us in ALL of life’s storms!

God’s presence is more powerful than our fear and the closer we are to Him, the more HIS peace— becomes OURS. So, how do we get to the place where we are consistently quieted by His love? We’re so independent—that it is a miracle for us to become completely dependent upon God. Furthermore, the evil in the world has made us cynical and mistrusting of Him.

We must allow Him to be close enough to us so that He can wrap us in His arms!

How does this happen?

We must pursue both the knowledge of Him in His Word AND draw closer to Him by getting rid of ANY thoughts, words or deeds that separate us from Him. As we get begin to draw close to Him, we become wrapped in the peace of His presence. Then—we don’t want to be anywhere else. We fall in love with living our life IN Him. We fall in love WITH Him! His strength, love and wisdom become ours and powerfully change our heart. He humbles us and teaches us how to love and live. We discover the safety of our powerful, wise, and loving Father!

When we live in the circle of God’s loving arms, He quiets us in ALL of our storms!

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