Bilkes, Gerald M.
Life tends to toss us around like a boat in a hurricane. But are Christians left to suffer these trials without the hope of peace?
In this booklet, Brian Vos reminds us to recognize that the darkness will come, to believe that Jesus is on our side, to listen to the Word, to reflect on the character of God, and to look for the joy that comes in the morning. If you long for peace, prayerfully follow these useful instructions for cultivating calmness of heart in the midst of life’s storms.
Table of Contents:
Recognize that the Darkness will Come
Believe that Jesus is on Our Side
Listen to the Word
Reflect on the Character of God
Look to the Joy that Comes in the Morning
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones once said that what the church needs to do most all is “to begin herself to live the Christian life. If she did that, men and women would be crowding into our buildings. They would say, ‘What is the secret of this?’” As Christians, one of our greatest needs is for the Spirit of God to cultivate biblical godliness in us in order to put the beauty of Christ on display through us, all to the glory of the triune God. With this goal in mind, this series of booklets treats matters vital to Christian experience at a basic level. Each booklet addresses a specific question in order to inform the mind, warm the affections, and transform the whole person by the Spirit’s grace, so that the church may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.
Brian Vos is a pastor of Trinity United Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“Poignant, honest, and practical, How Can I Have Peace in Life's Storms? provides a faithful approach to navigating affliction, suffering, and other ‘storms’ with which God, by His Providence, should see fit to mark your path. If you are looking for a clear and succinct guide to direct your thoughts and emotions during times of difficulty, this is it!” — Brian H. Cosby, author of Suffering and Sovereignty: John Flavel and the Puritans on Afflictive Providence