• Scripture
  • Pray for One Another.

    Peace for the Storm Quotes - Pray for One Another

    It’s such a privilege that we can come before the throne of grace to pray to Jesus on behalf of others. We love this verse, especially the part about healing. Please continue to keep Amanda in your prayers, for physical, emotional and mental healing. Photography by Amanda and Lindsey’s mother Diane.

    Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

    — James 5:16 (NKJV) —

  • Quotes
  • Man’s Nature.

    Peace for the Storm Quotes - Man's Nature

    It’s impossible to comprehend the magnitude of Christ’s sacrifice on behalf of humankind! Jesus left all heaven so that He might rescue us. What incredible love He has for each and every one of us!!

    He took man’s nature, that He might reach man’s wants.

    Steps to Christ, page 12

  • Music
  • Music Video of Pro Deo Choir Members Singing “When We All Get to Heaven.”

    After Amanda was severely injured in the December 2 incident, some members of the Pro Deo choir made a video of themselves singing “When We All Get to Heaven” to encourage Amanda. Click on the link below to watch the video, and be sure to subscribe to the Peace for the Storm YouTube channel!

    Sing the wondrous love of Jesus
    Sing His mercy and His grace
    In the mansions bright and blessed
    He’ll prepare for us a place

    When we all get to heaven
    What a day of rejoicing that will be
    When we all see Jesus
    We’ll sing and shout the victory

    While we walk the pilgrim pathway
    Clouds will overspread the sky
    But when travelling days are over
    Not a shadow, not a sigh

    Let us then be true and faithful
    Trusting, serving every day
    Just one glimpse of Him in glory
    Will the toils of life repay!

    Onward to the prize before us
    Soon His beauty we’ll behold
    Soon the pearly gates will open
    We shall tread the streets of gold

  • Scripture
  • Turn to Me.

    Peace for the Storm Quotes - Turn to Me

    “Now, therefore,” says the Lord, “Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”

    — Joel 2:12 (NKJV) —

    I love the first part of this verse, but at first glance the second part may seem a little confusing. Why does Joel say we should approach the Lord with weeping and mourning? It seems like we are being told to be sad and depressed, but that isn’t what this verse really means. I read the chapter in context (which I encourage you to do as well) and it definitely makes sense. This verse also reminded me of the commentary I read on the Beatitude Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted (Matthew 5:4) in the book Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing. I think it is very fitting as well for understanding the second part of Joel 2:12.

    The mourning here brought to view is true heart sorrow for sin. Jesus says, “I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.” John 12:32. And as one is drawn to behold Jesus uplifted on the cross, he discerns the sinfulness of humanity. He sees that it is sin which scourged and crucified the Lord of glory. He sees that, while he has been loved with unspeakable tenderness, his life has been a continual scene of ingratitude and rebellion. He has forsaken his best Friend and abused heaven’s most precious gift. He has crucified to himself the Son of God afresh and pierced anew that bleeding and stricken heart. He is separated from God by a gulf of sin that is broad and black and deep, and he mourns in brokenness of heart. Such mourning “shall be comforted.” God reveals to us our guilt that we may flee to Christ, and through Him be set free from the bondage of sin, and rejoice in the liberty of the sons of God. In true contrition we may come to the foot of the cross, and there leave our burdens. Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, pages 9-10.

    Far from meaning being sad or depressed, the mourning in Joel 2:12 means true repentance for sin. We aren’t supposed to remain perpetually in “brokenness of heart” for our sins, but rather be set free by Jesus! Isn’t it encouraging to know that we can leave ALL our sins at the foot of the cross? Jesus will forgive our sins when we turn to Him with all our heart. What an amazing thought! Jesus loves us so much, and through Him and Him alone we can enjoy true peace and joy.

    Amanda is the founder of Peace for the Storm and a survivor of the San Bernardino terrorist attack on December 2, 2015. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Biology at Southern Adventist University and her Master of Public Health degree in Global Health at Emory University. She is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist. Amanda loves reading, singing, playing the piano, traveling, snorkeling and going to art galleries. Her theme song is “Jesus is All the World to Me.”
  • Scripture
  • The Word of Our God.

    Peace for the Storm Quotes - The Word of Our God

    God never changes! His promises and commandments are sure. We can always depend on Him, no matter life’s circumstances. And we can trust in His word because it stands forever. Praise the Lord for His steadfastness and love!

    The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.

    — Isaiah 40:8 (NKJV) —