The phrase ‘eye of the storm’ is personified with peace, and solace. Outside of this

Tranquil is turmoil and turbulence. There is no safety in the outside perimeter. The winds

are unrestrained and raging. Devastation is in its path. In the Atlantic Ocean the storms

with winds above 75mph are called Hurricane. The storms in the Pacific Ocean that come

inland to the United States are called Cyclone. The two are atmospheric disturbances,

with those storms having winds circulating counter clockwise called Hurricanes and the

ones with winds circulating clockwise called Cyclones. When these storms move over

land or over the seas all areas outside of the ‘eye’ are peril. They bring torrential rains

and flooding, but the inside of the storm remains serene. In meteorological terms the eye

is surrounded by the eyewall, which is a ring of towering thunderstorms where the most

severe weather occurs. In very strong storms the eye is characterized by light winds and

clear skies, surrounded on all sides by a towering symmetrical eyewall.

It appears the stronger the storms, the calmer the eye. The Sun is experienced during

the eye of the storm. Psalms 107:29 says “He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves

are still”. The ‘Sun’ I am referring to is Jesus. Only he can personify the ‘eye’ of the

storm for us. I am reminded of a great storm that arose when Jesus and the disciples

were onboard a ship. The Bible says “the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now

full”; Mark 4:37. Jesus’ followers became very much afraid for their lives. They looked

for Jesus and he was in the hinder part of the ship, fast asleep. Is it comprehensible to

imagine that the storms and waves would have overcome the ship and sunk with Jesus

onboard? I don’t think so, that is just my opinion. In the fortieth verse of that same

chapter, Jesus asked why they were so fearful. He even questioned the lack of faith they

had. The Son was onboard. They did not realize it at that time, and even questioned

among themselves what manner of man is this? They were in peace and safety and not

aware of it until the Master made it known to them. The winds blew, the waves rocked

and mauled the ship. However, peace was onboard. Contentment was alive and well.

Composure was personified as long as they had the Master onboard. Those of us that are

believers have Jesus onboard. The confidence he brings, the reliance he guarantees

and the trust manifested is all we need to go through life’s storms. There are going

to be storms in our lives. The cliché says, as I improvise; to ‘know Jesus’ is to have that

placidity. We can be unruffled when chaos is all around. Even when the hell hounds are

barking and biting at our countenance. Through heart aches we can be consoled. The Son

will grant us reassurance even in the midst of life’s turbulence.

We are not alone in life’s struggles. Storms are coming, and are already here. Is there

any experiencing difficulty? Are there any with obstacles placed in their path? Are the

strong and violent winds of life about to just blow you away? The other part of the cliché

is ‘no Jesus’ is to have no hope, no solace. Then we are tossed about with every wind and

doctrine the Bible says. We rather want to be steadfast and unmovable and always

abounding in the Word of God. We can be like that tree that is planted by the rivers of

water and we will not be removed. The storms may come and go, but we have the Son

that plant us right in the ‘eye’ of our storms. Jesus is the “eye of the storm’. As our eye

it makes no difference the strength of the storm. The stronger the storm, the more peace

he gives us. Clockwise storms that are coming from the left: It is Jesus that is our hope.

Hebrews 6:19a&b says “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and

steadfast”. The idea of being anchored in the eye of the storm is thought provoking.

Counterclockwise storms that are coming from the right; Nahum 1:3b says “the Lord

Hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm”. He is in control during our storm.

He orders it and he will sustain us in the ‘eye of the storm’.

Author's Bio: 

Biography of Lorene Hall

Lorene Hall is author of her first book, ‘Hallelujah! It’s A Mother’s Miracle’. This book is about her oldest son who was given 5yrs to live 40yrs ago. He developed a dreaded illness called hydrocephaly, which is water on the brain. The book goes on to give a chronological yet miraculous story of him as he is healed of this malady. Her website is . As a writer and Evangelist, Lorene Hall writes from life’s expediency with conviction and meticulousness of heart.