At various times we will encounter the “storms of life" - disappointments, unpleasant events, and setbacks. These may come in the form of illness, injuries, financial issues, job or school problems, marriage difficulties, and even the loss of our beloved pets. One look at our sick list confirms that the “storms of life" abound.
Such trials will always be a part of living in an imperfect world, brought on by the sin of Adam and Eve. Unless we are careful, we might find ourselves counting our problems instead of our blessings.
In a world beset by natural catastrophes, disease, political turmoil, economic upheavals, and the threat of war, we may feel overwhelmed. However, it will help immensely if remember the following.
God did NOT promise to eliminate our troubles in this world. In fact, Jesus alerted His followers that they should expect trials and persecution - John 16:33. He added, however, that His disciples can have peace knowing that HE HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD.
In addition, God has promised that He will “never leave nor forsake" us (Hebrews 13:5). Moreover, we can obtain comfort and hope through His Word - Romans 15:4. Fellowship with other Christians can also be of immense help. Most of all, we are assured that NOTHING CAN SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD which is in Jesus Christ - Romans 8:35-39.
When the storms of life approach, apply the words of the apostle Peter, “...CAST ALL YOUR CARES UPON HIM; for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).
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