God often not always sends us through the storms so, that we will be shipwrecked and washed up on the place that will transform, inform, and conform us to the image of Jesus Christ.
We must hold on tight and trust Him. We are being tested to be entrusted with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Faith is being brought forth through many trials and, tribulations so our faith, love, and hope may strengthen as we grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ. James 1:2, Matthew 5:12, Romans 5:3, 1 Peter 1:6 and, we know that in the book of James God says to not just be hearer’s of the Word but doers (James 1:22).
So, let us rejoice and be joyful in our suffering because we have a higher hope in Jesus Christ. The most profound scripture that is precious to me in the midst of trials and tribulation is:
When there is a corporate storm that inflicts many, and several others are going through it with and around you. Everyone handles storms differently, and there is always a temptation to play the blame game.
Listen, we have to remember who and where our trust and hope remains; that is in Jesus. God always speaks to us; we have to be careful not to leave His word! The Word of God is how He speaks and guides us along with confirmation from other sources, but mainly through the Word of God! If we are not careful, our flesh will tempt us to give way to the storms and let the storm have its way! No, that is not who we are in Christ! We can stand in the storm without giving way through Jesus Christ!
In Acts 27:25 Paul says Do not give way to the raging storm! I believe God is faithful and I trust Him to complete His will just like He told me! (my version check it out for yourself) So don’t give way! Don’t compromise! Remember through the valleys and the mountain tops you have been guided without knowing keep trusting and know this.
For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13
There is a great temptation in our flesh also to play the blame game, and we should remember as children of God sometimes the storms of life are simply to blow us to where God wants us. Whether that’s physically moving us, or spiritually moving us, we put our trust in God and know he is faithful to complete the Good work He has started in you!
I want to leave you with these verses. Luke 1:45 and Psalm 107:20
He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.
This verse is my life testimony! Jesus and the Word delivered me into eternal life and out of bondage! Praise God!
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.
Thank you, Father, for rejoicing over me! Thank you, for guiding and speaking to me! Lord, let your hand be over my life to guide me today and land me right where you need me! Let your Word lead and guide me in all your ways, Lord, help me to hide your word in my heart so, that I won’t sin against you. Lord, give me the wisdom and understanding to apply and adhere to your Word through the Holy Spirit. Place me right where I can live out the promise you spoke into my life years ago! Lord, help me to honor and glorify you! Lord, we love you and bring our minds hearts and souls to you! In Jesus beautiful name Amen!