God In The Storm – 6 Powerful Ways To Trust God When The Flood Waters Rise

We’ve all been there, caught in the storm watching the floodwaters rise and wondering how we got here. Where is God in the storm? When my arms are weary and my soul is battered when life stole from me and left me breathless with its brutality.

It’s here, in the midst of the storm when the floodwaters are rising threatening to drowned us that we must decide if we will allow God to use this storm. Or allow it to shatter our faith and drive us away from God. In the midst of the heartache, it can be so easy to allow the storm to make us bitter, to let it drive us away from everything God has planned for our lives.

When it comes down to it, this is a choice we have to make. It can be a tool to refine, shape, and one day God will redeem this broken place. Or it can sweep in like a tornado and destroy everything in its path.

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He Is God In The Storm

It may feel like you are all alone in this place. Like no one sees and no one cares but I promise you something. Even in the storm, at the darkest moment of your life when you are hanging on by a thread, He is God in the storm. And because He’s still God in the storm:

  • You can not be lost to Him.
  • Even in the storm, you are held in the palm of His hand.
  • He saw this storm before it ever reached you, and has already worked out the provision you’ll need to get you through.
  • He will see you through.
  • You are His child, and nothing can snatch you from His hands.
  • God is worthy of your trust. 

Trusting God In The Midst Of The Storm

It can feel impossible to trust God when you are in the midst of the storm that He knew was coming but did nothing to save us from. But what is so hard to see at this moment, from our perspective is why we had to endure the storm. Trust me I have been through my share of storms, and spent many nights sobbing into my pillow asking God why and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt there is always, always a reason.

Some of the biggest storms I’ve experienced have become platforms for God to show up big. And pour all of His grace, mercy, and love into the life of another storm battered soul. Sometimes we have to go through the storm so that it strips away everything that we are relying on so that we can meet the one who is God in the storm.

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How To Trust God In The Storm

Even knowing that He is God in the storm isn’t always enough in the face of the storm and so we find doubts creeping in. How do you trust God in the storm?

  • Pour your heart out to your heavenly Father. He already knows what your feeling and the thoughts in your head so begin speaking it. It’s ok to be angry, to hurt, and to ask questions. As long as these things don’t sprout into roots of bitterness that will keep us from God.
  • Remember that God hears and answers every prayer, not on our timetable but His, and not always with the answer we want to hear.
  • Pray, spend time in your Bible and begin praying using the verses. (A great resource on prayer would be Fervent, and A Beginner’s Guide to Fast and Pray from our friend Tiffany from Hope & Joy In Christ)
  • Surrender it to God– the storms we face are far too heavy and large for us to deal with on our own, but we were never meant to. Take the burden and lay them at His feet.
  • Focus on God, and that His plan is perfect, and in the end meant for our good. Even when it doesn’t feel like it now.
  • Act as if you do- even if you don’t feel it, even when you have questions. Continue to pray, to seek Him, to spend quiet moments in your Bible. Get connected to your church. Allow Him to fill you in these moments.

Bible Verses About Trusting God In The Storm

Here are some of my favorite Bible verses about faith in hard times, to help you get through the storm. Try using these in your prayers, place your name in each one and let them, minister to your soul as you remember that He is God in the storm.

  1. “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.” Isaiah 43:2 NLT
  2. “Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act.” Psalm 37:5 ESV
  3. “I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.” Isaiah 66:9 NCV
  4. “He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” Psalm 91:4 NIV
  5. “My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation.” Psalm 62:1-2
  6. “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
 

The One Who Is God In The Storm, Is Your Protector

When we are going through the storm it can be hard to cling to all of the promises we’ve learned throughout the good days. But often the storm is used to compound what we learned when everything was going just right. The truth is we need the storms. As uncomfortable and painful as these seasons are in your life, they grow us and stretch us.

They reaffirm what we know in our hearts, for the next time we go through a storm.  And give us a solid foundation to say with confidence that He is a God in the storm and He will never abandon us.

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23 thoughts on “God In The Storm – 6 Powerful Ways To Trust God When The Flood Waters Rise”

  1. God bless you for this masterpiece. I am Joyce from Ghana and was going through my storm moment and the holy Spirit directed me to this post. I will soon smile at this storm with Jesus in the boat.Isaiah 66:9 will soon materialize for me.The world will soon here my testimony. Lord Jesus take de lead from now onwards.Amen

      1. I’m in a storm where I’m in a foreign country and want to go back home. I’m a single mother of 4 (window) And the doors are like closed please stand with me in prayer. God bless you!

        1. Oh Tracy, I am so sorry to hear that. Father, we lift up Tracy and her family and ask that you make a way where there is no way. Open the right doors and go before them. Give them favor and provide for them. In Jesus name amen

    1. Hello Joyce, I trust you are doing well now. I am also doing well and from Ghana. Going through my own storms but we can trust God. This piece is good

  2. Lemithes Germany lger105637@aol.com

    I am struggling today worried about prostrate cancer surgery and how it can affect my life. I must trust god and know that he is able to bring me through.

  3. God is a healer. Isaiah 53:5 God healed me of Ms. He sent confirmation 6months before he allowed the sickness to come. We all got to believe & shall receive. In the name of Jesus let go, let God let his will be done.

  4. SCOLASTICA MUTHOKI MANG'ENG'E

    Rosevine cottage girls,

    The piece was meant to be my Rhema at the storm I’m in, I will trust God and surrender it all for him. My confidence even when I don’t know where to start, he will make a way and ALL THINGS will work together for my good.

    God richly bless you.

    Regards,
    Scola

  5. Asking the Lord to be my Storm. We need healing for my husband, Jeff. Third surgery in weeks. Need to pray for wisdom for the doctors to know what to do.
    Thanks,
    Val

  6. Thank you for reading stories about testimonies.
    I woke up with a dream going through a huge current flood. I thought I was dead but still alive in a dream
    I have just moved to a different city to relocate & leave with my Daughter. I am 64 years.
    We agreed but as soon as I relocated, staying with her was like hell on earth. Sold my house. Then, what now.
    This indent made me to more closer to God. But still I felt alone. No friends or family to talk too. I needed a Christian family to pray for me.
    I am happy & I know now finding this column that God still is the same.
    We are to buy a house with my daughter.
    Please pray that God to help us with less attacks from the devil.
    I trust God through Christ Jesus that he will defeat the enemy.
    My other son is in the streets with no communication.
    My last born son is getting attacks in his job.
    Keep me in prayers & my family.

  7. Good evening. This article has really brought comfort in this challenging time of my life. I firmly believe that God is in control but there are times when my troubles become so overwhelming that I don’t even feel like speaking to God. At times it feels like this will never end then there are days when my hope and faith is fired up. I’m emotionally,physically and spiritually drained and request that I be remembered in in prayer please.

  8. I’m in a storm with my middle child. He went to jail Friday and is still there. He is 19. This has been hard on our whole family. I’m just praying a hedge of protection around him. May God lead guide and direct him. I really won’t have a idea what we are dealing with for possibly a week. This is a time only God can carry me through. I have so many mixed emotions.

    1. Hello Marsha, I’m so sorry to hear that. Father, we lift up Marsha’s son and ask that you will put a hedge of protection around him. So deep, so wide Lord. Use this time of correction to help him see his incredible need for you, his emptiness without you, bring him face to face with his sin. Let him find you there. Let him find salvation and healing and new life in and through you. We lift up Marsha and her family and ask that you comfort them and give them strength to see this through. Wrap your arms around them and hold them close. In Jesus name amen

  9. I had a dream, where i was in the middle of a terrible storm, prayed fervently and the storm calmed in the dream. Now, i am actually going through a storm, and its seems as though the storm wouldn’t calm down. My main source of survival is about to be snatched away and if this is taken away i don’t know how i will survive, but I’m praying and trusting that God win this battle for me.

    1. We are so sorry Sarah. Don’t give up! He is able to carry you through this, keep your eyes on him. Keep in the word, read it, memorize it and think and meditate on it. Let’s pray. Father, we lift up Sarah. We ask you to wrap your arms around her. Strengthen her. We pray for provision for her. Help her to keep your eyes on you. In Jesus name, Amen.
      Isaiah 40:29 “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
      Psalm 22:19 “But you, LORD, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.”
      Psalm 28:7-8 “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him. The LORD is the strength of His people, a fortress of salvation for His anointed one.”
      Isaiah 12:2 “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD Himself, is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation.”
      Habakkuk 3:19 “The Sovereign LORD is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to tread on the heights.”
      Ephesians 3:16 “I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being.”
      1 Chronicles 16:11 “Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.”
      1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”
      Jeremiah 32:17 “Ah, Sovereign Lord, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for You.”

  10. Brian Williams

    I came across this in a search and am very glad I did. Currently going through a divorce that I did not want and struggling with doubts, worries and anger. This blog was really helpful and gave me hope for better things. Thank you so much.

    1. I’m so glad that you found us Brian. We are so sorry to hear about your divorce. It breaks our heart for you. Father, we lift up Brian to you and we ask you to wrap your arms around him and comfort him. We ask you to lead him ever closer to you and direct his steps. We ask you to give him hope Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.

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