Late posting. My apologies for the oversight.
Blessed are those who endure when they are tested. When they pass the test they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.
He who began a good work in you will continue.
When the storm comes, as they always do, what is your response when the storm hits and sends rounds upon rounds of force upon you?
- Give up and flee, knowing you will be consumed by the storm?
- Tremble and collapse; assuming the worst but hoping for good enough?
- Steady yourself knowing that the storm will pass?
If your faith is strong you choose to ride through the storm. You’re confident that the storm will pass and that you will survive it.
As we all know, saying it and acting upon it are two different things. Saying we believe is one thing, demonstrating it through our actions proves our belief.
You could be experiencing a financial storm right now. What are you currently demonstrating through your actions about your faith in God to not only see you through that storm, but to restore you to where you were before the storm—or to a level far better, greater, stronger?
Father thank You for holding my world in Your hand. Thank You for never letting go of me. Thank You for giving me faith and strength; and for encouraging me with Your love so that I don’t become fainthearted when facing the troubles of life.
Thank You for giving me reasons to smile each day. Thank You for each day that I rise. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Loving you all,
P.S. Special thanks to my friend Kenya who sent me this scripture, and who shared a prayer that I built upon on August 1, 2011. Today I also build upon the reflection that I wrote those years ago. Today the message needed to be more expansive than the one sentence I shared 7 years ago. I hope that it touches the heart of someone who needs it so that you may change your thinking and adjust your response to life’s storms.