Flourishing Faith : Even in the storm
Updated: Jan 27, 2022
Having FAITH is a beautiful thing. We build ourselves up on God's truth and recall the testimonies of our past and the biblical days. We get joy and a sense of hope when it's our season to trust God. Most of us are even excited to be on the front grounds for battle when it comes to advocating for the Kingdom of God. But what about when you're drafted into a season where you "Just don't know" ?
When you can't tell your right from your left, and you question the motives behind what God has allowed to happen in your life. You're faced with a storm and it's on the brink of destroying the very thing that has brought you this far.. your FAITH. See, Romans 10:17 tells us that "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." the world will convince you to have faith for whatever you want, instead of wanting God's will for your life. Our flesh & heart can deceive us into thinking that God's best doesn't come with humility and patience. Most of us even conclude that God is good because of His works and not His nature. If God was limited to being good by His "good" works how would we know Him personally as Jehovah Jireh who is "The LORD will provide." (Genesis 22:14) and Jehovah Nissi "The Lord Our Banner." ( Exodus 17:15) to be true if we never faced a storm to witness Him bring us out without scratch or blemish.
See while there is a PROMISE for our lives, there is also a process. It's so easy to believe the promises of GOD until the promise requires us to wait and or deal with the issues of our heart.
Remember that despite whatever you go through God's promises for our lives are still yes and amen.(2 Corinthians 1:20) That we can do all things through Christ including wait and endure. What I love about storms though they are unsettling, is that they do not last always and the sun always comes out. Then we can see the break of day and our hope that for a better view looks clearer. This is the same on our journey with Christ.
So I want to encourage you to continue to trust God, despite what you're going through God still
has a plan, purpose and promise for your life. And according to Jeremiah 29:11 His plans are to prosper us give us hope and a future. Keep clinging to the word of God, spend some time journaling and reflecting on how far God has brought you. Fellowship in church or join small groups that can encourage and uplift you or even hold you accountable. You are not alone God is with you and most of all you have the Holy Spirit who is our comforter. Psalms 34:19 says "Many are the Afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all." May this word encourage you on your journey while providing comfort.
Until next time,