Thursday, November 01, 2012

Isaiah 51:15
For I am the LORD your God,
       who churns up the sea so that its waves roar-
       the LORD Almighty is his name.

Lord God Almighty,
You are indeed the Sovereign Lord who tosses the sea and makes its waves rumble.
From Your throne on high, You saw the earth quaking as millions of people watched in terror the near-apocalyptic destruction from the most catastrophic storm in our lifetime, Hurricane Sandy, desolate New York City. At Your command, the city that never sleeps was suddenly sedated by the mere threat of the strong surging sea.

You have shown this nation repeatedly that power, prestige and possessions cannot save one single soul. In the end, the storm destroyed everything in its site regardless of stature or status. Everyone from the Wall Street elite to the homeless on the street is left equally powerless. Stripped of everything, You are the only One thing left to cling to.

Gracious God, I lift up the many people who were terribly affected by the storm. In Your mercy draw those who narrowly escaped death near to You. Save them by Your mighty hand. Enlarge their hearts so that they will see You in the midst of their losses and crosses. May they find healing balm for every wound in Your Almighty Name.

We are a nation perplexed and anguished by the damage from the raging sea. Use this violent storm to awaken those who need to repent of their sins and give their lives wholly and completely to You. Turn government officials and families back to reading the Bible and praying. Give them an eagerness to know You personally and a readiness to follow You for the rest of their lives.

I see You coming in great power and glory. Your kingdom is near! Heaven and earth may pass away, but You will last forever -Lord God Almighty. I believe You because of Jesus. Amen.

While we can see the devastating storms of nature, there are also unseen storms of the heart that cause turmoil and wreck havoc in our lives. What storms are you facing? Do you know the Lord as Jehovah, Lord God Almighty? Can you let go of your "stuff" and fully rely on His power? Recognize that you are powerless. He is the Only thing that matters.

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