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. When the storms of life sweep in steal our peace. 

It’s here, in the middle of a storm when the floodwaters are rising threatening to drown us that we must decide if we will allow God to use this storm. To be God of the storm as well as the good times in our life. Or allow the stormy seasons to shatter our faith and drive us away from God’s love. During tough times and 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 to make us forget God’s word and perfect peace. 

When it comes down to it, this is a choice we have to make. The strong winds and tumultuous storm that we find ourselves in the midst of. The storms of life can be a tool to refine and 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, in the midst of the storms of your life. 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 as the storm rages.
  • Even in life’s storms, 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 all the days of your life, through His steadfast love for you. 
  • You are His child, and nothing can snatch you from his hands. 
  • You can have the peace of God in the storm. 
  • 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 you from. Why in all of God’s power did he allow this day of trouble? 

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 sleepless 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 you are feeling and the thoughts in your head so begin speaking it. It’s okay 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) Get alone praying, find a friend to pray with, but start praying. 
  • 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. God’s ways aren’t our ways, which means an unexpected circumstance will often end up on our radar. It’s important to surrender these seasons to God and continue to trust that He has a plan for us. 
  • 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.
  • Praise God in the storm. Even when you don’t feel like it. When you don’t want to, sometimes the biggest sacrificial offering we can bring before our God is the sacrifice of praise. When our lives are crumbling around us this particular task keeps our eyes on our powerful God instead of the storm around us. 

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. There is no better way to remind yourself of God’s promises than through time spent in the word of God dear friend. 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.

Isaiah 43:2 NLT

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.”

Psalm 37:5 ESV

“Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act.”

Isaiah 66:9 NCV

“I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.”

Psalm 91:4 NIV

“He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”

Psalm 62:1-2

“My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation.”

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

“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.”


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 strip away the facades and force us to grow our faith in Christ Jesus.

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.

If you are going through one of life’s storms we highly recommend you pick up a copy of our 30-day devotional, Downpour: Learning From Life’s Storms.

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54 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.

    1. Hello Mme.im Odette this article came just when I need it.my mom is on her sick bed. I just trust the Lord for divine healing


    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.


  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.

  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.

    1. Catherine Allen

      Dearest sister in Christ, I thank God that His Spirit drew me to read this article & your prayer… There is nothing to big for our God to handle. He is in the habit of turning the impossible into possibilities.. He is the way maker, miracle worker, peace maker, deliverer, restorer, provider… So Lord, please be all these & more to your dearest daughter, shine Your light, Your Shalom & hand of protection in her son’s place of work that NO weapon formed against him shall prosper Hallelujah! Jehovah-jireh our great provider, go before my sister & her daughter with Your Spirit of wisdom & protection in their property partnership.
      Touch hearts of stone in family members & turn them to flesh so they may hear You Lord & know You love them & want the very best for them even if they can’t see it for themselves. Restore faith to see beyond current circumstances, trusting You the everlasting Almighty Father of heaven & earth to do a good thing in ALL of their lives. This we ask in Jesus mighty name AMEN!! God bless you dear sister, I thank God for you & your family & much love from me & my family here in the UK

  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.

  11. Jean B. Pierson

    Tennille my granddaughter is now homeless on drugs and alcohol she stuggling with mental illness she needs shelther a place to live; but believe she cannot be around people she has outbtrust of anger, confusion and violent being out of control she cant seem to trust the family that wishes so desperately to help see her saved, we have become her worst enemy especially me at times it seems, I only want my granddaughter off the streets and delievered, she is getting worst from having a house too live in, too totally living in the streets for 1 month now, she is only in her 30’s a young once beautiful woman she has aged so quickly and look bad please pray for me also, I know and love the Lord I need lots of prayers for tennille. I know God hears the prayers of the righteous

    1. I’m so sorry Jean. I cannot imagine how you worry and how your heart breaks for your Tennille. Father, we lift up Jean. She loves her grandchild so much and we ask you to comfort her and give her the strength to remain strong through this storm. To be firm when Tennille and to be forgiving when she comes back to her family and is clean and sober. We ask you to call Tennille. Call her heart to yours. Stop the drugs and alcohol from making her numb and let her hear you. Let her feel your call on her. Help her see her sin and her need for a savior. Help to clear the fog the drugs have called. Shut the mouth of the enemy. Give her clarity and strength to stop the drinking and drugs and live her life fully for you. Come to her in her dreams and while awake. Tell her how much you love her and that you have so much more planned for her life. Restore what the evil one has done in her life and bring her home. In Jesus name, Amen.

  12. Thank you so much For this Blog!! I am encouraged, I see God In the storm already and I believe he is able to pull me through.

    1. Thank you so much for contacting us Kenny, we are praying for you. God is able! Father, we lift up Kenny to you and we ask you to help him to keep his eyes on you and not the storm raging around him or on the waves threatening him. Strengthen him Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.

  13. I need help! For the past 21years all ive been facing is battle after battle. I take 1 step forward & get pushed back 10. These last 6years have definitely been extremely tough but the last 2 have been the absolute worst . Every area of my life is constantly tested & it feels EVEEEEEERY AREA. My spirit has been so crushed. I just want it all to stop already.
    Please help me pray. Coz i cant do this anymore.

    1. Oh Candice, we are so sorry to hear this. Father, we lift up Candice to you. We ask you to wrap your loving arms around her. We ask you to help her to give to you every burden, every single hurt, and disappointment. We ask you to help her to give herself fully to you. We ask you Lord that in return you will give her your peace that surpasses all human understanding, that you will fill her with your Holy Spirit Lord. Restore her. Comfort her. Lift her head above all of the terrible things that she has gone through. Heal her heart, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen

      Philippians 4:6-8 NKJV Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
      8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

  14. Hi
    I just lost a baby at 6wks,lord knows how hard I prayed for God to save this pregnancy 😭😭it’s really hard to trust God admist all of this😭m hurting ,my faith is shaken
    I even said “thy will be done “ am just realizing that this is not as easy,cause God’s will for us is not always what we want at the time…..in all I still give thanks to God.and I believe

    1. Hello Michelle,
      We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious child. I am not sure what is more painful than losing a child. I struggled with the loss of my own children and know the pain that comes with it. I have 11 children waiting for me in heaven. Oh, the day that I get to wrap my arms around them and tell them that I love them so. I am so thankful that that moment of loss was not a forever goodbye,but my sweet babe and yours was taken up to heaven and that they reside there in perfection waiting for my arrival.
      I understand what you are saying when you say your faith has been shaken, mine was too. This think called Faith… it is a moment-by-moment walk we walk with our Savior. God, understands the pain, the anger. He understands our loss as He too gave his only Son that we might be forgiven and have the hope of heaven. The bible tells us that “He is close to the brokenhearted and rescues those that are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 24:19) So even when I would waiver I know that He never would. He would be close to me. He would rescue me. It was a comfort to me when I remembered that he cared about me as I mourned, that he loved me in my sorrow. The bible says “You keep track of all my sorrows, You have collected all my tears in a bottle, you have recorded each one in your book.” (Psalm 56:8)
      One morning when I was feeling particularly low I came out of my room with tear-stained cheeks. I went to the refrigerator to get a glass of water and on the door of my refrigerator, my little girl had put a sticky note. It had little girl writing scrawled across it and the edges were a bit bent but the simple words brought me to my knees. It simply said, “I still trust you,” I collapsed into a puddle of tears on the floor. What faith she had. Was she hurting inside, yes, she sure was But she trusted her Heavenly Father, even when it was the worst pain she had ever experienced. She knew that her father was good. Your Daddy loves you, Michelle. He promises that He will comfort you. Blessed are those who mourn, for they WILL receive comfort.
      Don’t stop talking to Him. Keep telling him what is on your heart, tell him what you need. He knows, but he just wants to hear it from you. Let Him comfort you. Let His peace fill you and heal you my friend.

      This verse has been such a comfort to me.
      Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. 7 And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].

      8 Finally, [b]believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart]. Amplified version

      Father, I lift up Michelle to you. She is struggling Lord. Her heart is shattered and she needs your healing touch. She needs the comfort that you alone can provide Lord. She needs your peace that surpasses all human understanding. We ask for that today Lord. In Jesus name, amen.

      Now I will give you my list for you to think on and thank God for until you have your own. It is true that I am so glad that you wrote. It is honorable that someone at the market today paid for a stranger’s groceries when they lost their credit card. It is right that God’s love for us is complete and it does not depend on us because he first loved us. Pure- the love and trust of my child in her Heavenly Father. Lovely is my garden when it is in full bloom where I can sit and read His Word and meditate on it. It is admirable those that give their lives for others. Excellent – Well that is The sky outside my home painted by the hand of God as the sun begins to set. Praiseworthy- That is our God, the Lord Jesus Christ… Oh, how I love him!

      Keep in touch friend! We love you.

  15. My pastor is in the hospital as of two weeks ago. He has been diagnosed with COVID 19 pneumonia. Right now he is on a ventilator breathing for him. He has been sedated to let his body heal and to ease his mind as he is fighting his way to recovery. He is having good days and not so good. But one thing that is consistent ,God’s presence through this storm. Need prayer for my pastor aswelll as his family.

    1. Father, we lift up Jon’s Pastor and ask that you speak healing and life into every cell of his body. We ask you to remove this virus from his body and restore his health. We ask that you provide for and comfort his family as they endure this storm and hold them close. In Jesus name amen

  16. Need prayer for my mom as well. She is in the hospital as well with the same issues but different out come. She is 84 years old but very week as the virus has taken away her muscle mass. Need prayer for recovery and renwed energy. Thank you

    1. Jon, we are so glad that you let us know. Father, we lift up Jon’s mother to you. We ask you for healing and protection. We ask that you kill this virus and restore her strength. Protect her heart and lungs Lord. We ask for no blood clots and that you restore the damage that has been done to her lungs in Jesus name, Amen.

  17. Thank you for all this wisdom.. I have been dealing with pelvic soft tissue and nerve pain which was getting so much better but has been flaring up and I am trying so hard not to be discouraged

    1. I’m so sorry to hear this Michele. Father, we ask that you touch Michele’s body and bring healing. We ask that you will correct whatever is causing this pain, we ask that you restore her health, and encourage her soul. Wrap your arms around her and give her your peace. In Jesus name amen.

  18. Storms are there to strengthen us and make us mature enough for God to use us…I pray may God rescue any believer who is going through any kind of storm in life whether finance, business, job, marriage, family, righteous life, sickness, etc. May God intervene and bring you to the good path, I pray and dedicate Psalm 91 to anyone who is reading this message that the Storm is over…Invite Jesus Christ into your life call upon him and he will make everything beautiful Mark 4:35-41 God bless you all we shall overcome

  19. Im in distress and im weary.I cry a lot.I dont have words to utter in my prayer only by heart.Im wounded and fearful.this is my second marrige and Idont want to fail again.Major challenge is a baby…we dont have kids together and He is threatening to go outside of our marrige to make kids.I have three kids from my previous marrige.The doctors said the only way to get pregnat is through IVF and its expensive and we dont have such money yet.Please for us.

    1. Father we lift up our friend, and her marriage. We ask that you will strengthen her marriage. We ask that you will surround them with your peace and give them wisdom. Direct them in the way you would have them go. We ask that if IVF is your will for their family you will provide the means. In Jesus name amen

  20. My husband and I was blessed with a kidney transplant in march. I truely feel that this was a miracle given to us by God and for that reason I refused to give up on the success of this transplant. Doctors are not pleased with things at this time but we are looking to God and not man. I am asking for continued prayer that God heal this kidney and make it work like God intended for it to work. Please stand with us as we continue to look to God for healing, strength and peace. I thank God for what he is doing that cannot be seen by man at this time, he made everything even the doctors and I know he has the final say.

    1. Father who gives life, the great physician who heals and restores we ask you for healing for Alice and her husband. We ask you to restore the health of this kidney and we ask for long life for this couple. Restore her strength and give her stamina to accomplish all that you have called her to do in Jesus name, amen.

  21. In the midst of a storm right now with the wonderful woman the Lord has given to me being under an enormous attack of the enemy. I love her with all of my heart and praise the Lord every day for her but I pray for the Lord to rescue and deliver her. This is a minute by minute storm that only He can turn around. Please stand with me as I pray night and day for her and for us. Thank you very much!

    1. Father we lift up your precious daughter and ask that you would surround her with you presence, wrap your arms around her and help her to rest in you. Encircle her with your angel armies and fight for her. We ask that you to strengthen both she and Mike. We ask you to fight for them as they lean fully on you Lord. For the battle is yours. We ask you for the victory in Jesus name, amen.

  22. I just stumbled on this today and got glued to it. I know it’s all I need to be strong and continue to hold on to God.
    May God bless you for dropping this inspiration for me.

  23. Mary Helen Lopez

    Thank you for your inspirational post. I truly needed to hear that. My niece passed away at the age of 48, 8 days shy of her 49th birthday due to Covid complications in April 2022. She was a single mom and left behind a 13-year old boy. His father has a few days to live. I was close to his father. He accepted Jesus recently in his heart. He is now 14-years of age. He will be an orphan. My sister has gained custody of the child. My sister needs alot of prayer because she is very bitter and angry within herself because she was never a mother to her grandson’s mother and and hates our family. She is a believer. I was with her grandson from birth to 13 years of age and they’ve blocked all communication from me since May of 2022. Please pray for my sister and her son and 2 daughters that need forgiveness in their heart towards me and the family.

    1. You’re welcome Mary. I am so sorry for your losses. That is just heart breaking. Father, we lift up Mary’s family to you and ask you to comfort them all in these terrible losses. We lift up her nephew to you and ask that you have your hand upon him and let him become a mighty man of God. We ask you to do amazing things in his life and through him. We lift up his aunt to you and ask that you touch her heart. We ask that the fruits of your Holy Spirit grow within her heart and that you soften the hard and bitter parts and allow healing to come. Your word says that “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” We pray this for her and for her daughters. That you will give them a chance to heal and have a softened and loving heart. Bring peace and love into this family Lord. We pray for provision for them and blessing. In Jesus name, amen.

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