Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


He calms the storm inside us

Sometimes the Lord rides out the storm with us and other times He calms the restless sea around us. Most of all, He calms the storm inside us in our deepest inner soul.
Lloyd John Ogilvie


  • At 5/09/2008 7:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    And at other times he stands by and watches while the storm rages within and around. Is the storm too loud for him to hear my plea? Is that it?

  • At 5/09/2008 9:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    And sometimes He has sent us a helicopter, a boat and a log. But, we're so busy listening to the noise of the storm within and without us that we can't hear the whisper of His answer. He ALWAYS hears our pleas; we just don't always like His response.

  • At 5/09/2008 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sometimes it doesn't seem fair that we are in the middle of the storm having to scream for mercy and He merely whispers. I know from my own experiences that it is a constant struggle to figure it all out. I am at the point wondering why I bother at all. I feel like the prey, teased and tormented until the cat finally goes in for the kill.

    Sorry to be blunt but it would be nice to hear a definitive Yes or No rather than having to solve riddles and wondering if I got it right.

  • At 5/09/2008 4:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Did He, maybe, tell you not to go out into the storm?

    Many people blame God for their trials and tribulations but these are actually natural consequences of our own actions.

    To be quite blunt, for example, the people killed by the Indian Ocean Tsunami were victims of disregard and exploitation of the natural environment.

    The adjacent marshes and mangroves were totally undamaged.

  • At 5/09/2008 6:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sometimes storms in our life can appear without warning and even we may find ourselves thrust right into the middle of a torrential down pour and violent waves of despair threatening to drown you. When faced with such a storm it is easy to panick. Its very scary to feel like your on the edge of life or death. Its at that moment you have to decide, can you control this storm by yourself or do you call out for help and do you believe your cry for help will be heard. This is where faith comes in to play. There are stormy areas of our human nature that we feel God can't or won't work. It at this time we must remember that God can and will calm the storms of nature and the storms of a troubled heart. We must call out to him faith. God will take control when it is the right time. When I look back in my own life at the storms that almost took me under for a third time. God always came though for me. Not ever when "I" thought he should, but when it was the right time.
    Robin Rapp


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