Life Storms

1 Peter 5:9 KJV

“Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”

Brothers and Sisters we are going to face trouble, hardships, pain and suffering in this World that we now Live in, there is No Way around it. There are a few things that we can look at to bring Understanding to our anguish.

The very first thing we need to do is Pray and lift it up to Jesus making Him Lord over the situation, that He may bring some type of Resolution. We Need to let Jesus know of Our Sufferings that we are going through, this is what in part makes Jesus Lord over Our Lives. That when the Storms come, we Call Out to Jesus Our ONLY Savior.

Matthew 8:22-27 KJV

22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead. 23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. 24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25 And his disciples came to [him], and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. 26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!”

Brothers and Sisters it does Not Matter what Life Storms you are going through, it does Not Matter if is an Addiction, Child Issues, Health Issues, Marital Issues, Family Issues, Friends, Jobs, Money and the list goes on. Jesus is The Only Answer to what we face and Praise Jesus Our Savior and Lord that we can run to Him Night or Day.

Understand this, that when we Call Upon Jesus we MUST BELIEVE that He is more than able to take care of the Life Storms that we face. Our Faith Must be unwavering.

Hebrews 11:6 KJV

“But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

James 1:5-8 KJV

5  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways.”

When we come to Jesus, He Expects us to Fully Trust Him, having No Debts that He is more than able to get us through Life Storms, but we Must Rest IN Jesus as The Answer, He IS The Solution! We may not see any Hope to Our Resolution, but Jesus knows the Beginning and End of Every Life Storm that we go through and His Work will be to His Glory ALWAYS!

There are times that a Life Storm may be over whelming, seem to get the best of us, that is okay, for that is the Weakness of Our Flesh that is being revealed. We may even fall because of a Life Storm, but it is not necessarily the Fall as much as what you do after the fall. Jesus wants us to come to Him no matter what we face in this World and if we Fall and Run to Jesus as Our Only Savior, He will pick us up once again. There are Pit Falls all around us, we are bombarded hourly, daily. But the one thing is, you cannot stay in that Fall, you Must Seek Jesus, Repent and allow Him to work out the issue that you face.

Brothers and Sisters we are not alone in these Life Storms, it may seem like it, but we are not. You may think that your Life Storm is Unique to you and you only, but know this, there are other Brothers and Sisters who have had to Face these same Life Storms that you now face. It may not be Identical in every aspect, but the same Like Issue will be the same.

1 Peter 5:9 KJV

“Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”

Now with that being said, Understand this, your Life Storm may be from several issues or for reasons beyond our understanding. We need to know that not all of Life Storms are from the enemy and some are created from Our Own Sins. We need to Understand that if we Disobey The Word, The Holy Spirit then we open doors that should not be open that will allow situations to happen, that should have never happened. It was Not in Our Lord Jesus will for such a Life Storm that you now face.

Isaiah 59:2 KJV

“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid [his] face from you, that he will not hear.”

In this case Repentance is required, but again Understand this, it does not mean that you still will not have to walk through what you are going through until it is finished. It is Restitution for you sin. With that being said this does not mean that Jesus will not help you to Endure what you are facing. In some cases it may be the Rest Of Your Life.

In Our Life Storms, no matter if they are from Sin or just Life itself, we can use it to Glorify Jesus. Our Brother Paul endured many hardships in his life, but in all, he Glorified Jesus.

2 Corinthians 11:18-31 KJV

18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also. 19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye [yourselves] are wise. 20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour [you], if a man take [of you], if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face. 21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also. 22 Are they Hebrews? so [am] I. Are they Israelites? so [am] I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so [am] I. 23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I [am] more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. 24 Of the Jews five times received I forty [stripes] save one. 25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; 26 [In] journeyings often, [in] perils of waters, [in] perils of robbers, [in] perils by [mine own] countrymen, [in] perils by the heathen, [in] perils in the city, [in] perils in the wilderness, [in] perils in the sea, [in] perils among false brethren; 27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. 28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. 29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? 30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. 31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.”

Our Brother Paul also suffered an infirmity that Our Lord Jesus would Not Deliver him from, that it was used to keep Paul Humble before The Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 KJV

7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”

Some of Life’s Storms are to Help others to Understand Jesus Love and Compassions towards them. That they can look from a different point of view other their own that God Does Love Them.

2 Timothy 2:10 KJV

“Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.”

Colossians 1:24 KJV

“Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:”

Some times in a Life Storm, we Walk because of Belief and find ourselves in over our heads. We begin to sink into what we would see as a disaster, but when we Call on Jesus and only focus on Him, we can get through any Life Storms that we may face and Jesus will help us though Our Disbeliefs that His Name, Jesus, May be Glorified.

Matthew 14:28-32 KJV

28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth [his] hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.”

Life Storms are going to happen, but we who are Blood Bought by Jesus have an Answer, have Help. Jesus is more than able to Deliver Us from any of Life’s Storms, but we have to Trust Him and Obey Him in doing so.

Amen and Amen!!!

Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!

Amen and Amen!!!