Faith Is Not always Easy!

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12 NLT)




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Facing the Storms of Life

I know people who are walking through stormy experiences right now. For some it is financial, job insecurity, or concern about the future. For others, it is their poor health or the poor health of a family member. One thing is for sure, it is not a question of “if” but “when” our stormy times come. How we respond to those difficult stormy times is very important. I learned through my storms of life just how small and powerless I am to live through the storms without God’s help and presence.

It was the Psalmist who said, “The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.” (Psalms 28:7 NLT) The Word of God has sustained us during our stormy days. Our dependence upon Him and His promises have led us through our difficult days. Because of what God has done for me, I want to “shout it from the rooftops”. I want everyone to know God is good because I realize it was God’s miraculous healing that let me survive stage 4 lymphoma, thyroid cancer, and brain cancer. I also realize I have already lived more years than I have left on this earth, but I have a certainty of my home with God in eternity because Jesus is my Savior and Lord!  I have learned that one thing is certain: once the storm is over, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what storms are all about.


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