Victorious Through the Storm.
Many of you have had some devastating circumstances last year that had you feeling like your heart was being ripped out of your chest.
The storm sank your hope-ship and also threatened to sink the lifeboat that you depended on for survival? The wind, the waves of adversity, the surges of heartbreak rolled, one after another. How did you survive? How did you pull through when you were at weakest point?
Because, in the middle of your storm, you heard a still small voice telling you that God provides sufficient grace for this trial, and though you are weak He is always very strong.
"Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me... For when I am weak, then I am strong" (2 Corinthians 12:9-10). Well, here you are...present and accounted for, you made it through the storm. The hard times, the unhealthy times and the hurting times revealed your weaknesses, however, also during those times you experienced the strength and faithfulness of God.
We often treat suffering like the plague. Anytime anything painful comes at us, we want to avoid it. We spend our whole lives trying to avoid anything that will hurt us or be hard on us. But there's a better kind of life...a deeper, more fulfilling kind of life...that isn't about avoiding every pain. It's about finding God faithful and powerful in the midst of whatever pain you go through. and experience the presence of God riding through the storm with you.
If we never had a problem, we would never know that God could solve them.”
Let your hope and trust in God elevate you to victory and learn the lesson He may want you to learn as you go through the storm victorious.