Are you in a storm right now? How are you handling it? Are your eyes closed hoping it will go away or are you facing the storm like your God is big enough to cover it? Choose right now to go head on into your storm with your eyes fixed on Jesus.
I prayed to the Lord, and He answered me. He freed me from all my fears.
Okay Lord, what now? Got out of the boat. Rocked the boat. Tipped it over. Yet I still feel like nothing has happened. I know I am suppose to be still and know that You are God, however, I still feel in my spirit as though You are waiting on me somehow. I have placed all the faith I have into Your will for my life. I have prayed. I have surrendered. I have not quit but I have given up. I have given up my will to control the things in my life. So now……..
Ever have one of those conversations with God? I did today. Matter of fact I got kind of frustrated. I didn’t feel unworthy but unused. I wasn’t angry just ready for something to change. Ever notice how right before a storm is broken all hell breaks loose? Things get heated and frustrating. Tempers may flare and surely insecurities are flashing about like lightening. Things just seem to be getting stressful and you start mumbling to God when all of a sudden you reach a point where the only answer for the situation is…..breakthrough.
Perhaps this is where I am with my ministry at this point. I know provision for the books is right around the corner. I know God has already got this all planned out and all I have to do is follow the plan set before me. How do we do this? Conversations with God. Reading the Word. Seeking Him in all of the circumstances surrounding the storm. Whether it be work related, relationship issues, personal battles or just stuck in a rut, the storm always gets worse before it gets better. The intensity of the issues gets hotter and hotter until you reach a breaking point and you either deal with it or push it away.
If you choose to push it away, it will come back at some point, however if you choose to deal with it, a victory will arise. Then you will be better prepared for the next storm. When we just close our eyes to the issues at hand we enter the next battle unprepared and possibly in a worse situation. God brings things to us so that we may become stronger and more dependent on Him. As we go through the storms we learn how to put God right in front of us instead of looking back to see what He is going to do.