THE STORMS OF LIFE

Philippians 4:4-9

The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

Here are some things you can know about the storms of life:

God knows exactly where you are emotionally and mentally when trouble hits. He understands your frustration and need to ask why a certain event has taken place. He never condemns your feelings. Instead, He provides wisdom for all you face.

He will not leave you comfortless. That was a promise Jesus made to His disciples before His death. Today, it is one of our greatest sources of encouragement. Jesus does not leave us on our own to deal with heartache and trials. He has given us the Holy Spirit to comfort and support us when we are too weak to continue. When feelings of anxiety rise, practice growing still before the Lord. Think on His goodness and how He never fails you.

At times, God does allow the pressures of life to build so that we can learn how to deal with them from a position of faith and not fear. Philippians 4:6-7 (NASB) is a promise you can claim: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Are you ready to listen for God’s voice? he avails Himself to all who seek His face. Therefore watch, listen, and pray. Then you will discover the mind and hope of God.

Father, I am so glad You know where I am emotionally and mentally when trouble hits. You understand my frustration and my need to question. Thank You for not condemning me for my feelings, and for providing wisdom for all I face.

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