Getting through the STORM
Healing Through the Storm
A valuable lesson in life to learn is to FACE THE STORM. This brave act, with a hint of fear coursing through your veins, is the only way to truly FIND HEALING. Even with the deepest of pain, complete healing is possible. Jeremiah 30:12 (NKJV) “For this is what the Lord says: Your injury is incurable; your wound most severe.” Jeremiah 30:17 (NKJV) “But I will bring you health and will heal you of your wounds—this is the Lord’s declaration.”
God gives a promise for the pain. A promise of restoration.
Those cutting words served up to you from a trusted friend; the betrayal of a ministry leader you work with; the loss of a loved one; the silence in your dark night of the soul; they all find healing in one place: That HEALING place is with God. That is the difference between the incurable and curable—it is the source of the healing.
After trying all the wrong things, you will break before the Lord. Once you truly turn the pain over to Him, your HEALING can begin. When you stop praying me-centered prayers of “God, make it all go away” to God-centered prayers that declared “God, as long as it takes, I’ll face whatever you put before me to find true healing in you.” You will get through the STORM."
Then and only then will that beautiful healing you prayed for begin to take place in His hands.
How do you HEAL through the STORM????
Rejoice in hope: Recognize that Christ will return & celebrate the eternity with Him that is before you. It may be rough now, but that is only temporary compared to the everlasting condition of your soul.
Be patient in affliction: Suffering is hard & it will be part of your journey. God is looking for the faithful who will look at the storm & remain steadfast in it.
Be persistent in prayer: Prayer changes things. Constant prayer your gateway to a deeper communication with God.
We are reminded in Hebrews 10:35-36 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.