When you hear this week’s song, “Praise You In This Storm” by Casting Crowns, do you think of your own storm? Perhaps you know the story behind the song and think of Erin, the little girl who inspired the song. Maybe you remember that the song was released on the radio just as Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast, and you think of that storm. This week I want to lead you to the Garden of Gethsemane and the storm raging in Jesus before his arrest and crucifixion.
Perhaps by considering the storm that was raging in the life of our Messiah, we can learn how to better handle our own storms.
- A YouTube interview with Casting Crowns lead singer, Mark Hall, discussing the story behind the song
- God’s Word is living and active – Hebrews 4:12
- God’s Word can cut through our storm to reveal our thoughts and desires so we can take them captive to Christ – 2 Corinthians 10:5
- We take our thoughts captive by changing the way we think – Romans 12:2
- Jesus wanted God to calm the storm in His life – Mark 14:34-36
- Where the phrase “He gives and takes away” comes from – Job 1:21
- Jesus understands our storms because He faced them, too – Hebrews 4:15
- The bridge of the song comes word-for-word from Scripture! – Psalm 121
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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch the live Billboard Studio Session on YouTube below.
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