Someone once said, “When GOD permits His children to go through the furnace, He keeps His eye on the clock and His hand on the thermostat.” I guess they were trying to say… GOD knows the pulse of every person He created. He knows what each of us can take… even when we think we can’t take it. GOD never puts more on us than we can bear to carry within us.
Everyone has storms. Whether big or small, in no way can we control when the storms will come. Yet, it’s good to be prepared for when they do come.
Personal problems can sometimes make you feel like the world is about to end. And when you’re going through trials, it’s easy for your mind to wander off into a state of fear… and get caught thinking, “My life is useless and nothing good will ever happen for me.” But don’t lose hope… changing your mindset and doing several simple things can actually turn your life around – and bring you happiness.
It takes patience. Patience during the storm. Patience after the storm. A spiritual storm, just like natural storms, allows GOD to perform His perfect work in each of our lives.
Never get grumpy and irritated with GOD when you’re going through storms. Although GOD doesn’t need your permission to take you through storms, trials and tribulations… it’s still good to give GOD your full cooperation. Because GOD will not build your character without your cooperation, and He will not work within you without your permission. So you must surrender – both hands up, white flag and all… and invite GOD in – and allow Him to work. Then, by faith, patiently embrace that work.
Here are 7 things you can do that will help you weather the storm… and get through trials.
1. Ask GOD to direct your footsteps.
2. Read the Bible for encouragement… and to draw closer to GOD.
3. PRAY… morning, noon and night.
4. what you’re going through… and allow yourself to grow.
5. Surround yourself with godly people (friends, relatives) you can trust.
6. Stay focused.
7. Be encouraged.
Trials come to make you a stronger person… not to kill you. So you have to see it as an opportunity to fellowship with God… and learn more about the beauty that life has to offer – through Him.