The Different Types of Storms
There are: thunderstorms, hailstorms, ice storms, snow storms, blizzard storms, rain storms, wind storms, dust storms and sand storms.
THEN there are: Tornadoes, Hurricanes, and Tsunamis
These are the literal storms.
Then there are the personal/spiritual storms:
Storms of sorrow:
When life deals us the experience of “loss,” we find ourselves in a storm of sorry.
Storms of Decision & Doubt/Tension/Uncertainty:
When there are times in our lives that we do not know what to do and we stand at a crossroads in life and do not know which pathway to take.
Storms of Worry:
When we worry for ourselves, worry for others, worry for the unknown future, worry about those that we love, worry about that which WE CANNOT CONTROL.
In our sorrow we can find peace as we worship a God that gives us new life – even in the face of death. We know and are given the assurance of a mystical divine presence of a God that is not dead, actually is VERY MUCH alive!
In our uncertainty we can turn to Christ and say to him, “Lord, which way?”
We WILL hear an answer – even if the answer is WAIT.
It isn’t that we do not “hear” the answer. It is often that we do not WANT to hear the answer, nor to submit humbly to Jesus’ guidance. Submission in this sense gives us peace.
Christ loves us and does not leave us. God goes before us in ways we cannot and will not understand. It is in this peace of presence, that the anxiety can drift away and we can rest assured in the love of God.
If we are going to follow in the footsteps of The Way . . . then let us read the difference between the old covenant and the new covenant. Then let us lift the veil from our faces and see the hope that life in Christ brings. Then we can see how we calm the storms.
2 Corinthians 3:7-18
Common English Bible (CEB)
Ministers of the new covenant
7 The ministry that brought death was carved in letters on stone tablets. It came with such glory that the Israelites couldn’t look for long at Moses’ face because his face was shining with glory, even though it was a fading glory. 8 Won’t the ministry of the Spirit be much more glorious? 9 If the ministry that brought condemnation has glory, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness? 10 In fact, what was glorious isn’t glorious now, because of the glory that is brighter.11 If the glory that fades away was glorious, how much more glorious is the one that lasts!
12 So, since we have such a hope, we act with great confidence. 13 We aren’t like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face so that the Israelites couldn’t watch the end of what was fading away. 14 But their minds were closed. Right up to the present day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. The veil is not removed because it is taken away by Christ. 15 Even today, whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their hearts. 16 But whenever someone turns back to the Lord, the veil is removed. 17 The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Lord’s Spirit is, there is freedom. 18 All of us are looking with unveiled faces at the glory of the Lord as if we were looking in a mirror. We are being transformed into that same image from one degree of glory to the next degree of glory. This comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.