The ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come unto Thee on the water. (Matt. 14:24,27‑28)
The Lord hath His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet. (Nah. 1:3)
Fear not that the whirlwind shall carry you hence, Nor wait for its onslaught in breathless suspense, Nor shrink from the whips of the terrible hail, But pass through the edge to the heart of the gale, For there is a shelter, sunlighted and warm, And faith sees her God through the eye of the storm.
What! know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (1 Cor. 6:19)
Ye belong to Christ. (Mark 9:41)
Ye are bought with a price. (1 Cor. 7:23)
“Not your own!” but His by right, His peculiar treasure now, Fair and precious in His sight, Purchased jewels for His brow; He will keep what thus He sought, Safely guard the dearly bought, Cherish that which He did choose, Always love and never lose.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In His days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is His name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. (Jer. 23:5‑6)
He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called THE WORD OF GOD. (Rev. 19:13)
Thou art the everlasting Word, The Father’s only Son; God manifest, God seen and heard, The heaven’s beloved One.
How great the grace of God to bless, O Lord, our righteousness! By Thee, to us all things are sure, Through life and evermore.
Consecrate yourselves today to the Lord … that He may bestow upon you a blessing this day. (Ex. 32:29)
A faithful man shall abound with blessings. (Prov. 28:20)
One the channel, deep and broad, From the fountain of the throne, Christ the Saviour, Son of God, Blessings flow through Him alone; He, the faithful and the true, Brings us mercies ever new: Till we reach His home on high, God shall all your need supply.
O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. (Song of Sol. 2:14)
So shall the King greatly desire thy beauty: for He is thy Lord; and worship thou Him. (Psa. 45:11)
O Lord, how precious is Thy thought, How wondrous Thy desire, To win our hearts, once worse than naught, Who now by grace aspire To seek Thy glory, bear Thy shame, To keep Thy word, and love Thy name.
Man’s goings are of the Lord; how can a man then understand his own way? (Prov. 20:24)
The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord. (Prov. 16:33)
Above the tempest wild I hear Him say: “Beyond this darkness lies the perfect day; In every path of yours I lead the way”; So whether on the hilltops high and fair I dwell, or in the sunless valleys where The shadows lie, what matter? He is there; And more than this; where’er the pathway lead, He gives to me no helpless, broken reed, But His own hand, sufficient for my need.