When you encounter the storms of life, I like to believe trust is built and strengthened. Think with me for a moment, the likelihood to trust someone who sees and upholds you through a stormy situation is quite high, right? Now we understand according to scripture, “God is not a man, so He does not lie. He is not human, so He does not change His mind. Has He ever spoken and failed to act? Has He ever promised and not carried it through? Read Numbers 23:19 (NLT).
Consequently, the proclivity to trust and search out someone who exhibits the traits above is worthy of our attention, don’t you think so? Therefore, I will seek out this God with all of my heart soul and mind. So what then is the purpose of the storm?
- IT ENHANCES YOUR TRUST IN GOD. When you know and re-assured by God, it will help cement your trust level. The Bible says this, “Lord All-Powerful, you are God. You have promised me some very good things, and you can be trusted to do what you promise.” Read 2 Samuel 7:28 (CEV). The Bible says, “Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart. And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, and He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]” Read Proverbs 3:5 (AMP). In other words, in the midst of the storm, acknowledge God’s power to deliver you. Hallelujah. He is not an observer! He is actively involved with you as you go through the stormy circumstances.
Listen to this, “When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown!” Read Isaiah 43:2 (TLB). So here is an announcement to you, whatever the storm, challenge or issue, remember, the Lord is with you. Well, you might say, how do I know the Lord is with me in the midst? Simply, God has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Read Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV).
The Bible also says, “Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, in accordance with everything that He promised. Not one word has failed of all His good promise, which He spoke through Moses His servant.” Read 1 Kings 8:56 (AMP). When you trust the Lord, then rest becomes inevitable, hence the Bible says, “Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest…” Read Hebrews 4:11 (NASB).
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for Your Faithfulness. Scripture says of Him, “He has taken an oath to do it! For this is His purpose and plan.” Read Isaiah 14:24 (TLB). What oath? An oath to bless, and to keep His Word concerning you. Hallelujah. Please listen to my heart, this settles everything! His promise concerning you is irrevocable; are you hearing this? It is absolutely ingrained in His character and nature, hence “For no word from God will ever fail.” Read Luke 1:37 (NIV).
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