Praying & Keeping Calm During Tornadoes & Disasters

Keep calm, are you kidding? Tornadoes, bombings, drive-by shootings. Deadly disease, sickness, lay-offs, kids running away from home. How do you keep calm with potentially devastating events  on your horizon? Stick with me, and I'll show you how you can keep calm by praying when dark things are lurking in the distance.

You've probably seen the "Keep Calm and Carry On" images floating all over the internet. The motto too has become a popular response in the midst of difficult events. It's a great slogan, that's why it's so catchy. But do you know where it came from?

A Glimpse Into the History of "Keep Calm & Carry On"

When the Second World War was in full swing, the British Government commissioned the Ministry of Information to take care of publicity and propaganda. Their job was to design a number of morale boosting posters that would be displayed across the British Isles during the testing times that lay ahead.

The posters were put in strategic places, to be seen by those facing the threat of war. They were placed in the public transport areas, shop windows, notice boards and hoardings across Britain. The most comforting of these posters read, "Keep Calm and Carry On". It was straightforward, to the point, and comforting to all who needed the reminder.

It's amazing that decades later people still find this message so reassuring as we face our modern dilemmas. I have put a little spin on this saying for you, my readers, that will bring you even more comfort in the tough times that may lay ahead for you.

Keep Calm & Pray!

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During World War 2, German planes bombed London. Houses were leveled. But there was a woman who remained calm amidst the rubble. She read Psalm 121:4 which says, "Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep," she told the Lord, "Lord, since You don't sleep, then there is not point in both of us keeping awake. I will sleep while You keep watch." And she did! While she slept, the Lord protected her and her house.

What Might You be Afraid of?

  • Things that lurk in the night?
  • Things that fly at you like arrows in the day?
  • Disease that prowls through the darkness?
  • Disaster that erupts at high noon?

God protects you from:

  • tornadoes
  • earthquakes
  • drive-by shootings
  • bombs
  • viruses
  • deadly disease
  • a tsunami
  • rape
  • kidnap
  • murder
  • sinkholes
  • bankruptcy

No matter what is on your trouble-list, take comfort in Psalm 91: 5-12 MSG:

Fear nothing-- not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, not disease that prowls through the darkness,not disaster that erupts at high noon. Even though others succumb all around, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze you. You'll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance, watch the wicked turn into corpses. Yes, because God's your refuge, the High God your very own home, evil can't get close to you, harm can't get through the door. He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go. If you stumble, they'll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling.

You don't have to fear, God is watching over you 24/7. He never takes a nap or even a break. All so you can stay calm and carry on because you stayed calm, and prayed!

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