To be in the “eye of the storm” means to be in the middle of a difficult situation. The common idiom finds it’s roots in a meteorological term. According to sciencing.com, “The eye of a hurricane is the center of the storm as well as the calmest part of the storm. When you see a photo of a hurricane, the eye is the empty hole in the middle of the storm that the bands of the hurricane surround. The eye is calm and almost serene, and is where the weather service flies its planes into to determine the ferocity of the storm.”
The eye of the storm is serene. In the epicenter of the disaster, peace is found. A peace so profound, that’s where we go to figure out what is going on. Paul figured out how to be the eye of the storm. In Philippians 4:11-12, Paul writes, “Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.”
Though the storm rages on, we remain at peace. Content with whatever the winds may knock our way. Confident that the peace in the center will remain. An anchor that others can even fly into. We can remain content in all things, all storms, all circumstances, because we are not controlled by our environment. We are under the protection of the One who calms the storm.
Philippians 4:11-12 Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.
Psalm 127:1 Unless the LORD builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the LORD protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.
Psalm 127:2 It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.
Hebrews 13:5 Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said,
“I will never fail you.
I will never abandon you.
1 Timothy 6:6 Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth
Philippians 2:14 Do everything without complaining and arguing
1 Thessalonians 5:18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus