Storms In Our Lives
"What if I had to give it all away. What if lost my family,
or I lost my health, or I lost my ability to make a living? What if due to an unexpected storm in my life, it was all taken away? These and other anxieties form the backdrop for the postmodern world in which we live. There are a lot of fears in this life and today we will  look at the unexpected storms that come upon us, those that we might not have anticipated, those that we would not have predicted but they come upon us anyway and we find ourselves in the midst of those storms struggling with fear."

Maybe you’ve experienced a storm in your life. And maybe it’s caused you to question it’s purpose, “Why is this happening to me now?” Maybe it’s caused you to question God’s place in it, “God where are you at in the midst of this storm?”

These unexpected storms in our life raise two questions, one that we ask and one that God asks.
Our questions is, "Why?" and God's question is, "Don't you have any faith?"


Mark 4:35-40, 1 John 1:8, 1 Peter 4:12, John 3:17, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Face down your fears, and trust in God. God doesn't forget His people, especially in storms. This truth applies even when the trouble is the consequence of our own sin. Often we have storms in life that we bring upon ourselves.


We as Christians are bound to face struggles in our life such as conflict in relationships, financial pressures, time demands, illness, personality conflicts, job loss, or even death. In these and other situations we are to draw nearer to God and wait on Him. However, the enemy would have us do just the opposite: to complain and run away from God. The Bible urges us to realize that God is certainly never to blame for anything, for God is "perfect and blameless" and everything He does is "good" (Genesis 1:31).

By waiting upon the Lord, he will renew our strength so we will mount up with wings as eagles, so we will run and not be weary, and so we will walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31). You see an eagle uses storms for his benefit. He carefully discerns the strong wind patterns and gains their advantage so he actually soars to greater heights. We as Christians need to learn from the eagle's example. We need to use trials and tribulations to our advantage. We need to recognize where the storms are coming from and why they are occuring so we can soar over them and achieve patience and spiritual growth.

We need to recognize that as joint-heirs with Christ, "All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28 ). By being tested and tried, we enter into a deeper walk and relationship with the Lord.



Stand By Me

When the storms of life are raging
Stand by me
When the storms of life are raging
Stand by me
When the world is tossing me
Like a ship out on the sea
Thou who rulest when wanted
Stand by me

When I’m growing old and feeble
Stand by me
When I’m growing old and feeble
Stand by me
When I do the best I can
And my friends misunderstand
Thou who never lost a battle
Stand by me
Thou who never lost a battle
Stand by me