GOD is Calm
Nothing surprises God, raises His eyebrows, or rocks His boat. He is the Source of all true peace. As the eternally existent "I am" (YHWH; Ex. 3:14), He isn't confined in the time capsule of human history. Is He the ultimate stoic who doesn't care or know how to? NO. He is Elohim, powerfully and proactively engaged in all that concerns His highest creation, mankind.
He is Calm, the transcendent tranquil, the perfect, peaceable Parent of all life. Really? How can God see our pain and remain seemingly untouched by it? It's possible because He is sovereign. In control. He holds everything together, whether it be the three trillion cells in the micro-universe of your physical body, or the macro-universe of seemingly infinite space. "He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together" (Colossians 1:17).
He's got the whole world in His hands. Especially you and me.
What difference does it make? It makes no difference until we belong to Him. It happens when we hate our sin slavery and love the Emancipator who standing at the door; Rev. 3:20. It happens when we're born from above. Among the infinite benefits is KNOWING that the Source of all true peace is also the President of the Universe and the Lover of our soul. He's always available, as the Faithful Friend.
I know. It happened to me 34 years ago. As His child, He whispers: Don't worry about a thing...you're my child now...I'll take care of things...trust me; (Phil. 4:4-7). Once YOU receive Christ as your personal Savior, you too can pray to your heavenly Father, and inherit the "peace that passes understanding" in all the storms of life. It's a gift. A birthright.
God ALWAYS desires the incredibly beautiful for us. This is our heritage, our "divine right" as children of the King. When we foolishly or fiendishly choose anything less, it grieves His heart. It's like, He prepared a seven or twenty course meal and we decided to scrounge in the alley dumpster instead. God is grieved when we choose garbage rather than gourmet, sickness instead of health, death instead of life.
Brainless choices bring bitter consequences. As a devoted parent, God is deeply saddened when we suffer. His heart is fractured by our sin, because it hurts us and others. In Exodus 20, God gave the ten commandments, but we broke them. Then Jesus gave us just one ("love each other"), but we broke that too.
BUT He is sovereign. He reigns. Love, joy, peace, grace and truth will WIN! The "gates of hell will not prevail" against the blood-bought family of God. (Matthew 16:17,18)
"Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth." (Psalm 46:10) God is tranquil, "chilling" (in teen slang), at rest. At the same time, He's sitting on the edge of his throne, loving your every heartbeat, EXCITED, and optimistic that you will open your life to Life.
He just stood up! Like the father that "was filled with compassion and RAN TO HIS (PRODIGAL) SON, THREW HIS ARMS AROUND HIM AND KISSED HIM" (Luke 15:20)......God loves YOU. He's standing and knocking at the door of your heart. He promises "if anyone opens the door, I will come in" (Rev. 3:20).
When you invite the Price of Peace in, life starts: "I have come that they might have life, and have it abundantly." ( John 10:10) Death is denied. You "cross over, from death to life". (John 5:24).
Then His calm becomes yours. It's a byproduct of His presence. Nobody can ever take it away, because they can't take HIM away! He's promised "I will never leave you or forsake you" (Hebrews 13:4).
Storms will still come and go. Sometimes they get worse. But it doesn't matter because you're not alone. You belong to the King of the Universe, the Rock of Salvation, the Light of the Life, the Lover of your Soul!