|SCRIPTURE: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be matured and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:2-4 NIV)|
Our purpose is not just to get through the storm, but to learn what Jesus is teaching us in the storm.
We must not simply want relief from the trial, we should desire revelation about God, ourselves, and the ministry God has for us on the other side of the storm. Remember, Jesus is the perfect Teacher, and we should be conscious that from the time that we committed to be with Jesus and to build His Kingdom, He is teaching us through His Word, and bringing people, places, and events into our lives to apply that Word taught. The disciples had asked two questions of Jesus in the storm, “Lord, don’t you care?’ and ‘Lord, are you able?” Both of these questions should have been settled on the land in the light before the storm in the night on the troubled sea. Jesus had already proved himself in everything He did and said, “Yes, I care,” and Yes I am able”
The disciples should have had these truths so deep in their souls that they would have been anchors in the storm. We, too, must have these truths as deep convictions of our lives before the storm.
Source: Culled from, Growing Through The Storms Of Life, by E. Truman Herring (Vol. one)
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)Salt and Light Ministries
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