We all face various storms and trials in life, whether it’s a relationship, job or financial situation, or health crisis. God doesn’t send a storm; He’s the answer to the storm!
We just experienced a huge, devastation hurricane called Ian here in Florida. It was my first one, as we have only live in Florida for two years. It happened exactly a week ago, but feels like it was just a few hours. I live in St. Petersburg, FL and we suddenly faced a mandatory evacuation with only a few hours to prepare.
The realization that we were suddenly in the direct path of a category 3 hurricane was surreal. Only through Jesus could we have calmness, wisdom and peace to leave our home, not knowing what we would return to.
It was an emotional roller coaster and only through having a close, personal relationship with Jesus did we experience calm and peace despite what was happening.
I want to share some key biblical Truths that will help prepare you to trust God, walk in wisdom and encounter His love and peace no matter your situation. We must understand His True nature and character in order to completely trust Him.
I want to help you live by faith, where you trust God for protection and to work it all out for your good. In episode 55, I unpack very important truths about God’s nature so we can fully trust Him:
- God is not the source of the storm.
God’s character and nature have been misrepresented since Genesis 3 in the Garden of Eden. It began with the serpent and is even being taught today in various religions and even the Christian pulpit.
God does not send a storm to teach you something! He’s not trying to manipulate you into loving Him! That is not love!
- God will not put sickness on you to teach you something
- God will not send a storm to humble you to depend upon him
- God doesn’t bring you calamity to discipline you
God doesn’t send a storm; He’s the answer to the storm!
We live in a fallen world and people have free will and make choices that affect us. Sin altered God’s original creation. Life in general and people will tests us, our flesh and unrenewed mind will test us, but God has only provided for us through Jesus’ obedience in His death, burial and resurrection on our behalf.
Key Scriptures mentioned:
- Jesus is the exact expression of the Father. We look to Jesus to see the true nature of God. It’s the goodness and loving kindness that leads one to repentance —to turn towards God—not punishment, sickness, calamity.
- God gives us a way through to experience victory through Jesus! Jesus said we would have tribulations, but to take heart as He is with us and has given us His Word, Spirit & Authority to overcome them and have victory. The answers are found in Him!
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