Storms of Life
Living in Tennessee, I have come to expect frequent rain showers during the Spring months. In fact, over the past couple of weeks, parts of the state have experienced severe storms. And the weather forecast for today is predicting the possibility of more severe weather this afternoon.
The saying, “April showers brings May flowers,” is a good reminder that even violent storms that we encounter should encourage us to endure the soggy days with the promise of beauty on the other side. The same is true in our lives. When we go through hard times, we should remember that the hard times won’t last forever. Ultimately, they may bring about blessings that we have yet to imagine. After the storm, our lives will explode with beauty. God will use our circumstance to make the blessing even more precious.
“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5
As we experience storms in our lives, I encourage you to remember what Jesus said in John 16:33, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” Instead of becoming anxious and afraid, focus on Christ and allow Him to help you through. Jesus is greater than any storm we will ever face.
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