Acts 27: 25. “So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told.”
Paul was on a ship and it was storming for days and he was trying to encourage the men of the ship because an angel had appeared to him to tell him that they would all survive. This was no little storm! At one point this storm had been going on for 14 days and the crew was so terrified they hadn’t eaten!
There are times in life when the storm is raging so strong whether in your finances or maybe a tremendous loss or maybe a broken marriage when you wonder if you will survive it all. Cling to Him! Pour yourself into His Word! Pour your heart out to Him! Ask Him to show you what it is you need to know or learn! Ask Him to show you His promises for your situation and then stand firm in your faith! If God has said He will do something, that is it! He will do what He has said! Cling to His promises! I take cards and write down verses related to my storm and the promises that I believe He gives me and I put them on a ring and carry them with me so I can pull them out and be encouraged. I also take those verses and I pray and say, “Lord, you said,……, please show me if this is correct for my situation, guide me and help me to have the faith I need when I am lacking and help me to trust you with whatever answers you show me!” Make sure that you are open to all that He is trying to show you! Don’t lock yourself into what you think is best, trust Him with His best! Make sure you don’t twist scripture to fit your situation either! I know of situations where satan has used scripture to try to ruin lives by twisting it, trust me, he knows scripture better than we do and he will do whatever he can to destroy you and those you love. Pray for God to reveal His truth to you on a daily basis!
Don’t allow fear to rule your day! I remember years ago when my children were little going through a time where I was just consumed with fear. I was listening to the radio and I heard a preacher say, “every day you have to choose either faith or fear in your situation. Faith is the opposite of fear and as Faith is a form of believing and worshipping God, Fear is a form of believing and worshipping satan.” Wow! That really moved me to start throwing off fear and praying that God would strengthen my faith and “help my unbelief!” Whatever you do, do not speak your fears! If there is one thing I have learned, you give power to what you speak! Choose to speak life over your situation! Choose to speak the Word of God! God does not want you to live in fear! Hold on to this verse: 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” He wants you to be able to have a clear head and the confidence and strength you need for the day!
Trust God today! Ask Him for His direction and answers! Seek godly counsel. Pray for God to reveal truth and conviction where it needs to be brought. Seek Him with your whole heart and soul, knowing that His best is yet to come!
Quote: “Adversity causes some people to break; others to break records.” ~William A. Ward
“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass….it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” ~ Anonymous
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