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God Will Bring You Through
Life comes with seasons of trial and testing. How do we survive and thrive through the storms of life? How do we face fear, pain, addictions, loss, depression, faith crisis and sickness without becoming callused toward God and people? There are no easy and straightforward answers to life’s trials and afflictions, but one thing is sure in the midst of our tribulations – God is able and willing to bring us through storms of life.
In the midst of the storm God wants us to either remain or become convinced that He is Lord and His promises are always trustworthy. In times of uncertainty, stress and chaos God is still sovereign and in control. Do we truly believe this? Because belief in God’s supremacy is key to enduring the storms of life with joy. How can we have joyful faith in the midst of suffering? Apostle James writes “…count it all joy, my brothers and sister, 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…” Instead of protesting and grumbling about a circumstance we are told to rejoice while going through different storms, because if we let steadfastness or endurance finish its work it will ultimately shape us into becoming more like Christ. Supernatural change occurs when we choose to remain faithful to an unchanging and all-powerful God, even when we are tossed around by the winds of life. God never fails anyone and often we do not need to hear new promises from Him, but we need to hear the same promise again. God has promised you will be brought to the other side — you will reach your journey’s end because Christ is in you and you are in Him. Here are some examples of God’s promises to His people:
- Philippians 1:6 “I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
- Deuteronomy 31:8 “He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
- Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”
- Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
- John 10:27–28 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”
- Philippians 4:19 “My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
- 1 Corinthians 1:8 “He will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
- Romans 8:28 “ And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
In the mad storms, the heartbreak, the troubled marriage, the disturbed mind, and the demonic torment, we don’t know how or when God will save us. His ways and His thoughts are higher than ours. God also does not operate on our timeline or deadline. But what we can know and fully trust are His promises in the Bible. Even if you do not understand how He is going to take you through to the other side – keep trusting Him. Do not allow fear to paralyze you, but instead remind your soul of who you are in Christ and whose you are. It’s not the size of your faith that will bring you through the harshest conditions, but it’s the object of your faith. God is the object of our faith and He is above any circumstance or problem we might be facing today or tomorrow. Jesus taught that if we have faith as small as a mustard seed , God will still respond to our prayers according to His will, insight, and grace . Not once will our God fail to keep His promise. Truly “…all the promises of God find their Yes in [Christ]. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory…” Do you believe this?