It’s a foregone conclusion — God will keep his promise because he always does. d. he spoke unto them. The word that describes us after Christ meets us with mighty grace: Alive. You have to trust Him in the storm. By John Bevere. They were willing to trust the promise of Paul’s God when they had nothing else to go on. the voyage was now dangerous. . Each time through prayer and faithfulness, God has reigned him in, saying this is not my plan for you. And you can too by relying on the same God Who brought him through the storm. And God comes to us and says, “You don’t need a new promise. Keep your eyes on Christ. As in their past releases, the Miami "flava" is present especially on the songs "Worthy To Be Praised" (for the praisers who love to jam), "Hallelujah Anyhow", "The Storm Is Passing Over" (featuring Dorothy Norwood) and the title cut "God Will See You Through" w/ a added reprise which includes their hit "It Is For Me". Paul warned the crew that a storm would come — and it did come. Through every trial and storm we encounter in life, God will use it to make a mark in this world. He will take you through the storm of life. I wish I could have heard it. You’ve called me to this marriage, this family, this town. - Psalm 107:29. And the strength he needed did not come from a new promise, but an old one — a promise God had given to him years before. God will never lead you into a storm that He doesn’t give you the power to overcome. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Watch how God strengthens Paul during his real life storm and the lessons we learn about surviving storms. All of his training and experience had prepared him to preach the gospel before Caesar himself. Rediscover Christmas - 2020 Advent Series. The bow stuck and remained immovable, and the stern was being broken up by the surf. Jesus, you’ve called me to this church. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. God Will See You Through Johnny Hunt Acts 28:1-16 January 20, 2008 INTRODUCTION: For many years it had been Paul's prayer to visit Rome. In fact, I believe we are called on, as followers of Christ, to worship the God of the storm and to see that God is to be glorified as the God who is at work in the midst of these events. ... We need to see God’s truth not only as our theology, but as our great treasure. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you” (Acts 27:24). In the midst of the storm seek the Lord and run unto Him for shelter. He taught evangelism, homiletics and black church studies at DTS, and serves on its Board of Incorporate Members. and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. When life is falling apart, God will carry you through. ... see here: Cookie Policy All Rights Reserved. My conviction is that God is great and God is good, and Hurricane Katrina has done nothing to change that. Sermon Central God Will Bring You Through Finding Strength for the Storms You Face Close. And be assured that He will see you through them all. It's great hearing Miami Mass again. And on the third day they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands. . I will rebuild you with precious jewels and make your foundations from lapis lazuli. Tony Evans (May-14-2020) Message: God Will See You Through the Storm. 10. Race and Reconciliation - Tony Evans, sermon (December-02-2020), A Challenge Toward Authenticity - Tony Evans, podcast (December-01-2020), The Purpose of Prayer - Tony Evans (November-29-2020), The Pardon of Prayer - Tony Evans, podcast (November-26-2020), The Provision of Prayer - Tony Evans, podcast (November-25-2020), Joyce Meyer - You're Wasting Time Being Angry (December-05-2020), Billy Graham - Taking Down the Ropes of Segregation—Part 3 (December-05-2020), Aliens in the Vatican | Tom Horn & Cris Putnam | Sid Roth's It's Supernatural! All of us will have moments that will test us to the deepest parts of our souls. Engaging author and teacher Jan Harrison shares how, when storms strike, you can depend on God's spiritual supplies— His promises, His Spirit, His ever-present help, and the treasures of His Word. Therefore we will not fear…” Psalm 46:1-2 - Thank you Lord for your Word that says you give us the power to come out of this trial “as gold.” Thank you that this storm will not last forever, but we’re only passing through. In the midst of the storm, we become convinced: I need a new promise. God, I’m just trying to do something for you — why do you make it so impossible? . 26 and when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were frightened, saying, “it is a ghost!” But the centurion . So trust God to help you weather the storms that may come your way. But what happens when something more practical than “trusting his promise” comes along? That’s the question we find ourselves asking over and over again in the storm: How? Related Videos. Crisis can lead to emotional chaos and anxiety. Yet you can experience the gift of peace even when the waves of worry seem ready to crash over you. Chad Ashby @Chad_Ashby. The Bible tells us, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. Two years earlier, Jesus himself stood by Paul in prison and promised, “As you have testified to the facts about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome” (Acts 23:11). Coming Through Life’s Storms. We sailed slowly for a number of days and arrived with difficulty off Cnidus, and as the wind did not allow us to go farther . How do we weather seasons in life when friends are far away, fair havens have faded from the horizon, we are storm-tossed at sea, and everything we need has been stripped away? After a storm of loss forever changed the landscape of Jan's life, her faith and years of Bible study were tested. In this reading plan, Max invites you to do the same—to let God’s message through Joseph guide you through tough times today. Trials can be tough. He will not leave you or forsake you." Take, Job, for instance, he went through the storm and lost everything, but in the end, he gained more and so will you. Hope-Filled Perspective: God Will See You Through One Moment at a Time In Acts 27, after more than two years of waiting, Paul was finally sailing for Rome. The word that describes us before Christ: Dead. matthew 14:26-27. A violent wind rumbled over the island of Crete, blowing Paul and his shipmates into the murky, angry depths of the sea: Since we were violently storm-tossed, they began the next day to jettison the cargo. But how will God keep his promise? In seasons like this, many of us (myself included) feel like we need something new — a new word from God that applies directly to our situation. Maybe you are going through the Job experience, where the storm is raging all around you and you need the Lord help. You’ll be no less for the experience. 14:30, MEV). For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. He will guide you through the storm because you are His. God will take you through the storms. But, it can also be the physical storm as noted when Jesus was in a ship with the disciples and a great storm arose. Please consider supporting our ministry by becoming a monthly partner. Read these top 10 Bible verses about the storms of life and see why God goes with you through the storm. Trials can be tough. He will protect and help you endure. God will carry you through the storm. Why are you making this so hard? God says “Face the storm, don’t fear it. At the first port, Paul is given liberty to visit friends. In our daily lives, the Scriptures are great when we feel hopeless, but how quick are we to jump ship the moment a more practical solution appears? He leads us into winds and storms to show us just how unbreakable his promises are. In fact, God simply reminded him of the promise he had already made. when you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. . . We serve a mighty God! You’re bombing several classes. Tony Evans shares how to experience the gift of peace even when the waves of worry seem ready to crash over you. Brand this truth forever on your heart, for it will strengthen you when you face adversity! Written by Tony Evans. Read your bible each day and let the truth fill your mind and heart. . When Paul needed reassurance that God was going to deliver him, God didn’t tell him how. He will use our lives, the joy and faith we have, in spite of our problems, to draw others to Himself, and to help us to remember that what we see around us, is not all there is. The promise that Paul would stand before Caesar is not new. You’ve called me to this job. (Acts 27:4, 7–9). Meditate on His promises and be strong. (December-05-2020), An Extravagant Offering | Jentezen Franklin (December-05-2020). The key to handling life’s storms is how strongly rooted you are in your faith. God won’t take you around the storm. Isaiah 41:10 "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned. God Will Carry You Through The Storm. He will give you the strength you need to get through the storm “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. However, if you trust God, He is more than able to bring you out. . Your church is in dire straits. . The sailors were seeking to escape from the ship, and had lowered the ship’s boat into the sea under pretense of laying out anchors from the bow. Paul believed in God and could say, "Be of good cheer," even in the midst of his storm. Acts 19:21, "When these things were accomplished, Paul purposed in the Spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, 'After I have been there, I must also see Rome.'" . In the midst of Paul’s terrifying storm, he didn’t need a new promise or a new revelation — he needed to remember the promise God had already given. ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and make for the land, and the rest on planks or on pieces of the ship. Isaiah 54:11 NLT O storm-battered city, troubled and desolate! As the ship left Fair Havens for the tempestuous sea, it was as if God himself was blowing against Paul. 2 “when you pass through the waters, i will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you’re facing difficult circumstances, say this out loud: God will see me through. If you turn sideways, you’re going to capsize. Do you see how precious you are to Him? Have you ever felt this way? He used the example watching a football game takes one hour to watch 17 minutes of action. © 2014 - 2020 Sermons Online. I am sure it has helped some people. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. Pragmatism says, “Abandon ship and take your chances rowing for shore.” Faith says, “Stay aboard a sinking ship and trust God’s promises.” In our churches, how quickly do we abandon God’s sure promises when something more practical appears on the horizon? For that, God needs to open the eyes of our hearts. Tony Evans (May-14-2020) Message: God Will See You Through the Storm. We’re on a mission to change that. The only way to face a storm is head on. His whole life had led up to this moment. (Psalms 107:29) It’s God’s truth, and it played out in Jesus’s own life in a powerful way. A Challenge to Obedience - Weekly TV Broadcast. When the winds are against us and no fair haven is in sight, we have to regroup. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. But on the journey from Jerusalem to Rome, Paul faced one of the fiercest storms of his life. Trials can be tough. You lose your job. (Flickr)"But when [Peter] saw the strong wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, 'Lord, save me!'" You can imagine Paul onboard the ship: Jesus, I know you’ve called me to Rome. Storm refers to trials and persecutions. To that end, here are 5 ways faith can see you through the storm: 1. He will see you through the storm, Oh yeah. The troubles we walk through can bring glory to Him. Psalms 107:28-30 “Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. That gets more to the heart of it, doesn’t it? And so it was that all were brought safely to land. Go straight on into it.” You never solve a problem by ignoring it. Philippians 1:6: “I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”, Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”, John 10:27–28: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. This is "God Will See You Through the Storm" by Christian Fellowship Center on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. 27:41. He is the first African American to earn a doctorate in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Leave a reply. It helped me, and my storm is more of a “breeze” compared to some I have been through. One morning I was running a little late and I missed most of the message. Since we were violently storm-tossed, they began the next day to jettison the cargo. We had no doubt God would keep his promise. . the winds were against us. (Acts 27:41, 43–44). He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. God didn’t say when you go through the storm it will be easy. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”, Philippians 4:19: “My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”, 1 Corinthians 1:8: “He will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.”. When we read God’s word, we never wonder how the story is going to end. Subscribe and Get Sermons and Messages by Tony Evans DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX! In your Christian walk of faith you will go through some tough times, but remember storms never last forever. Prayer “Courage is fear that has said its prayers” – Dorothy Bernard. I need to know how. Don’t think about the bad weather, but instead seek peace through Christ. But never once did he fail to keep his promise.”. Isn’t that a funny thing? (See Luke 8) He maketh the storm a calm so that the waves thereof are still. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Tony Evans (born 1949), Th.D, is a Christian pastor, speaker, author, and a widely syndicated radio and television broadcaster in the United States. Listening to the word of God coming from Dr. Evans is a great motivator for me. That night, Paul strengthened the crew with the assurance of that promise (Acts 27:21–26). Crisis can lead to emotional chaos and anxiety. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. ... and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. You need to hear the same promise again.” God has promised you will be brought safely through — you will reach your journey’s end in Jesus Christ: In the crazy storms, the shipwrecks, the starless nights and sunless days, we don’t know how God will save us. . The trip starts off well. On top of that, the ship is headed for a place called Fair Havens to spend the winter. 5 . But we do have his promises. I listen to Dr Evans every morning on my way to work. . You may fail, flounder, and sin; but God is ultimately in control. There will be a booth for shade by day from the heat, and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm … It’s also helpful to speak scriptures and declarations out loud because faith comes by hearing. But then everything starts to unravel: And putting out to sea . You’ve just been diagnosed with a serious illness. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. In John 10, Jesus quotes from Psalm 82, saying, “You are gods.” Does this mean human beings are gods, or is something else going on? Trusting God Through the Storm is very good. No matter what storm you are going through in your life right now, God will see you through it. This is more than an encouraging thought. by: Stephanie Hall. Jesus calmed the storm by rebuking the wind. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. We get so wrapped up in doing something for God. coasting along it with difficulty . (Matt. Dr. Evans serves as senior pastor to the over 9,500 member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship ... God Will See You Through the Storm - Tony Evans (May-14-2020). Tony Evans shares how to experience the gift of peace even when the waves of worry seem ready to crash over you. Into that moment of utter despair, God sent an angel to Paul, saying, “Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10) His timing is perfect Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and courageous. Crisis can lead to emotional chaos and anxiety. . God stripped everything away from Paul and his companions so they couldn’t put their hope in cargo, tackle, or even the ship itself. (Acts 27:27, 30). Through decades of betrayal, abandonment, and false accusations, Joseph never gave up on God. We all knew this was how the story would end. After Paul convinces the sailors to cut away the ship’s boat, the story comes to a crashing finish: Striking a reef, they ran the vessel aground. It is hard now, but soon you will see the power of the God you serve. God Is With You Through The Storm. . That night, the sailors were tempted to take a more pragmatic approach: About midnight the sailors suspected that they were nearing land. He will see you through the storm, Ah la la la la la la la la... Then when you feel That your world is all over And no one cares for you, Lift up your eyes, And look at the sky, There's a patch of blue, You know that He cares. Paul’s only hope was God’s promise. 12/16/2014 “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.” James 1:2-8 (NLT) I recently broke my back and foot in a skydiving accident and have been suffering through a lot of pain. Your home feels like a battleground. Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 15 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. And so it was that all were brought safely to land. The wind carrying Paul to his mission in Rome suddenly shifted. 9. Acts 27 God sometimes calms the storm,but sometimes God lets the storm rage and calms His child. (Acts 27:18–20). You promised that I’ll testify to you there. Thank you that nothing has taken you … (God provided)…and no idea of the storms ahead… but knowing God would never leave my side even though my Christian husband would try numerous times to leave our relationship through separation. 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