One of the first Christian songs I heard on the topic of enduring storms and trials in life is The Anchor Holds by Ray Boltz. A more recent song by Casting Crowns, Praise You in the Storm contains a similar message. Your mindset and perspective on spiritual storms in life will dictate how you react. If you’re not thinking of these unforeseen events as a spiritual refining process, you’ll overreact and won’t experience peace in this storm.
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you, John 16:33.
Today’s featured song by Ore Clarke is based upon the ideal response to spiritual storms in life. The lyrics of Ore’s song point to a spiritual mindset of mature Christians. As you lean on Jesus for strength in difficult and emotionally draining situations, you will find peace in the storm you are currently going through. My prayer for you toward is that by listening to the message of today’s song, anxiety and worry will be replaced by the peace of Christ.
by Jay Mankus