Hope for the Future

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God allows storms to increase and intensify in our lives because He wants us to soar higher in our relationship with Him. What storm has swept into your life?

He mounted the cherubim and flew, he soared on the wings of the wind. (PSALM 18:10)

In the whirlwind of life, I’m sometimes an emotional turkey. They say in a storm a turkey reacts by running under the barn, wings over its head. In contrast, an eagle, when it senses a storm coming, spreads its wings and allows the wind to carry it higher. Well, I’m one who wants to be an eagle but sometimes feels like a turkey!

What storm has swept into your life? Death? Divorce? Disease? A betrayal? I’m convinced God allows storms to increase and intensify in our lives because He wants us to soar higher in our relationship with Him — to grow stronger in our faith, to bear more fruit in our service to Him. In Matthew 8, a furious storm arose when Jesus and His disciples were in a boat on the lake. In a panic, the disciples went to Jesus and said, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”

He replied, “You of little faith” (vv. 25 – 26).

Then He spoke to the storm and brought peace.

I’m convinced that storms are coming. What are you doing to prepare?

I encourage you to spread your wings of faith through daily Bible study, disciplined prayer, and obedience to God. Keep your focus on Jesus as you ask Him to enable you to soar higher.

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