by Jim Henry

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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE"
Program #196, CT 509012

"The Lord Answered Out Of The Storm"
Job 30:20-23, 38:1

"I cry out to you, 0 God, but you do not answer;
I stand up, but you merely look at me.
You turn on me ruthlessly;
with the might of your hand you attack me.
You snatch me up and drive me before the wind.
You toss me about in the storm.
I know you will bring me down to death,
to the place appointed for all the living."
Job was going through a lot of storms, literally, spiritually and
mentally. In answer to what he is saying in his dialogue with God, God
comes back and in verse 1 of chapter 38 of the Book of Job, says:
Then the Lord answered Job out of the storm.
Right now, a hurricane approaches the coasts of Florida. It has
already caused some damage in our area in the tornadoes which have
spawned from it. Therefore, I would like to share with you some things
we can learn out of the storm.
There are all kinds of storms, and God does speak out of them. Some of
them come internally. Long after this hurricane has passed, some of us
will still be living in storms.
When Jeanette and I were in Europe this summer, we went to the home of
Anne Frank. I had seen the movie and read her diary, and was so
interested in the story of this brave young Jewish girl. Anne lived in
a storm, and we walked through those little narrow rooms and saw the
place where they had to hide from the Nazis, where they kept the
blackout curtains pulled, where they had to live in silence so they
wouldn't be heard and discovered. Families were caught together in a
holocaust of fear, brought on by an enemy. That was a storm.
The mother of one of our ministers went to be with Jesus this past week
after fighting cancer for some time. That family went through a storm.
One of our fine singles who so much loves the Lo ...

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