Over the years I’ve known many people who want to give up when they are going through trials and tribulations (their storms). They get offended and upset when you say you’re praying for them or if you try to give them words of encouragement. Oftentimes they seem angry and withdrawn from people who are trying to support them. These people are those who need to go back and check where their faith and beliefs lie. They want to give up in the midst of their storms. This isn’t appropriate actions of a true believer.
I know all about storms and weathering storms. I’ve been there time and time again, but never once did I want to give up or not want encouragement. People get caught up in self and trying to solve problems on their own. They lose focus and therefore get lost in their problems. They don’t act on their faith, they basically go in shutdown mode.
When you’re going through your storms, it isn’t the time to get angry at God or to give up. Instead it is when a person should pray without cease and trust Jesus to be who He say He is. Let your faith be unshakable. Things doesn’t always turn out the way we want, but God is always in the midst of it all. Activate the power Jesus gave you and cast your mountain into the sea!
God always answer prayers! He may not answer them the way we hope, but He always answers them. Many times we think we know best, however; it is Jesus who always knows best. We simply have to believe it.
Each time we hold steadfast and weather our storms it makes us stronger and stronger. As we go through it strengthens us and give us testimonies. Our testimonies are reminders of our endurance and strength, but they also help others through their storms. It teaches others what God has done for one, He can do for all; if we believe!