Happy New Year Loves!
Here are 5 things my storms always do for me:
1. I gain more armor.
When I’m exposed to turmoil and tribulations, I’m forced to find inner strength. I’m forced to cling to God because He’s the only one bigger than all my problems and everything and everyone. It’s in my wars that God strengthens me. He makes me strong where I’m weak.
“And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”– 2 Corinthians 12:9-11
2. I learn to depend on faith rather than the mere power of man.
“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold.”– 1 Peter 1:7
3. I gain divine wisdom.
“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance.”-Romans 5:3
4. My testimony increases.
“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”-1Peter 5:10
5. I become closer to God.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”-Joshua 1:9
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing”.-James 1:2-4