Being caught in a storm is no one’s idea of a “Happy New Year”.
And yet, it has been a reality for many this past week.

Today, I believe the Lord is bringing reassurance to those who face hardship or uncertainty.

Your Father says, “I am with you.”
In the middle of the mayhem, is a miracle!


The Song in the Storm

Song and Glory in the StormAs 1 January 2020 clocked over, we found ourselves in a sudden storm; a painful transition within our close family.

Whilst this whirlwind of change has brought grief, we have also seen evidence of our Father’s great mercy.

It hasn’t been the New Year we expected.
But it has been one in which we have seen our Father at work
—and we discover:

There is a song that you can only hear in the midst of the storm. 

So, if you are also in a storm right now, this song is for you:

“This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness. (Lam 3:21-23)


The Bruised Heart of Australia

On a national level, here in Australia we are in the midst of a storm of unprecedented proportions—a firestorm.
Bushfires are ravaging our land.

To be Australian right now, is to have a bruised heart.
There are shadows of pain in the midst of our New Year’s celebrations and summer vacations.

No one is untouched; the devastation of fire is everywhere—in conversation, in news, in media.
The smell of smoke leaks into our homes.
It steals our breath.

And this firestorm shows no sign of abating—but, for a miracle of soaking rain.
And so we pray.

For this we know:
Our Father is neither the author of natural disasters, nor is He a remote spectator—rather, He is a God of love who is present with us in our suffering. [2]


Glory in the Wilderness

Today, know that whatever storm or uncertainty is touching your own life, and that of your nation, God is present with you.
And that is the beginning of miracles.

In the book of Isaiah, God brings a message of comfort to His suffering people, and a promise:

“Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” (Isaiah 40:4-5 NIV)

The “wilderness” is the very place that God promises to visit His people with His glory.

The desert is the picture of a dry, vulnerable, barren place, where enemies and threats seem ever-present.
Where snakes and scorpions live.

So, if you are experiencing the sting of spiritual warfare, listen for the song of the Lord, and lift up your hands.
God’s glory is coming to your wilderness.


Glory in the Storm

When God wanted to introduce Himself in all His glory to the Prophet Ezekiel, He did not take him up to Heaven, as we might suppose.
God visited him right there in Babylon, where he and his people were being held captive. (Ezek 1).

And there Ezekiel saw, coming from the distance, a great storm, drawing closer.
It was God’s Throne—His glory emanating in Heavenly brightness.

So if today, you happen to find yourself in the wilderness, or in a storm—perhaps, one you didn’t expect.
And your New Year has not brought the breakthrough you wanted.
Wait.
Look closer.
God is present. In the eye of the storm, He is with you.


Notes

[1] “Mayhem” is a word meaning confusion, disorder and violence

[2] Is there a prophetic meaning in natural disasters?
Where is God at these times? I pondered this question here: Earthquakes, Prophecy and the Heart of God

Recommended Post: If you feel you are in a “storm” right now, this word will also be an encouragement for you: Prophetic Word: Roar Into the Storm


© 2020 Helen Calder, Enliven Blog

Enliven Ministries: In the David McCracken Ministries family

26 thoughts on “There is a Miracle in the Midst of Your Storm”

  1. So timely and on point. For this we know:
    Our Father is neither the author of natural disasters, nor is He a remote spectator—rather, He is a God of love who is present with us in our suffering.

    God heal Australia from the firestorm.
    Let there be restoration.

    Enjoy your vacation Helen Calder.
    You’re such an inspiration.

  2. Amen and Amen! Thank you Helen, once again you are spontaneous. Thank you for the encouragement, I believe that not only people in Australia might have had this kind of New year encounter. I wish I had this word last year, when I opened the year with rough patches in my life, but even so, my faith in God never ceased nor decreased, it carried me through. May God our heavenly Father continue to use you and bless you tremendously even this year, Shalom my prophet, woman of the Most High God!

  3. hello and happy new year,thank you so much for your timely prophetic word each time,am sorry to hear what you are going through,you are brave and committed that even in the midst of sadness you still have a word of encouragement,that is admirable and evident of the joy of the Lord and Holy Spirit who never changes,indeed God is with you and your country.He has promised to never leave you nor forsake you.Be still! and know that He is God and He is IN CONTROL.You are in my prayers…Shallom.

  4. Amen to the comments for Australia. May this be a time of strengthening for you Helen and Malcolm as you endure your time of need. Thank you for strengthening us when your needs are many too. That is a blessing. God bless

  5. I’m sorry to hear about this painful change in your family’s situation. I pray for comfort and peace for you during this storm.
    My husband and I and others in our church have been praying for rain in Australia. We are so sad to see the devastation there but have been encouraged to hear the good things that God is doing.
    Blessings from Canada, Debbie

  6. Greetings in the Precious name of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ!
    A Happy New Year to all of you.
    It gives me great joy to hear these comforting words from the Holy Spirit through you.
    The world has witnessed the tragic event of Australia’s biggest forest bushfires. I can imagine the difficult times that you all are facing, yet in the midst of all these painful moments my heart goes out to thank our God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ on your behalf for strengthening me in faith. I am reminded of this wonderful scriptures: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4: 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. I pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to use you all in the Ministry for His Glory. Amen.

  7. Praying for Australia: may the adverse situations come to halt!
    And thank you for the encouraging word, Prophet; may God increase you.

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