John 16:33 (NLT) “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.”
What causes the storms in our lives?
Many of our troubles and trials we bring on ourselves through sin. Sometimes we try to do a good thing, but we didn’t ask God if that was in his plan. It turned out bad, even though we meant it for good. Or, maybe we made selfish choices that brought about trials or storms in our life.
At times, other people just seem to strum our last nerve. Whether it’s a billing mistake that seems impossible to fix. Or the rude driver that ruined your relaxing drive. Maybe your children waited until you were on the phone with an important call to start fighting and making noise. If we choose to act in that anger and frustration, we could make choices we regret later.
Satan will bring hardships into our lives in an attempt to draw us away from God. Whether the storm is caused by others, your own choices, or by Satan, God will turn it around and use it for good to them that love Him and are called according to His purpose.