James 1:2-3 “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.”
We all face storms throughout our lives. We have all had problems, some little some big, but we have to deal with them. Sometimes they seem never ending.
What God gives believers is not the absence of problems, but the power to go through them and come out stronger. Problems are sometimes like air turbulence in a plane. You can’t see it coming, but when you hit it, you feel it. We can either be filled with panic, or with God’s peace.
Three things to remember when the storms of life come at you out of the blue:
- Stop. Get your eyes off the problem and onto God. Isaiah 42:1-2 says God is with you, no matter what you go through.
- God loves you no natter what you are going through. You are in His constant care. Hebrews 13:5 “I will not desert you or forget you.”
- God is in control. Psalm 91:14b “I will protect those who trust in my name.”
We fear too much because we trust God too little!