Weathering life’s storms

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It is a blessing to hear from Sister Connie Keyohara once again today. We so much appreciate and love her messages! God Bless you Sister!

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Have you ever just been so burdened by life, or an event in your life? Maybe it’s financial, marital, illness or all the above?

Everyone has felt burdened at some time in their life. Somehow it feels so drastic when it’s happening to us. And perhaps it is drastic.

I remember several times in my life where I felt so alone. So defeated. It was almost like God couldn’t hear my cries for help. But in actuality, He was already working something out…without my knowledge.

Scripture tells us in Isaiah 55 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, Neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

You see, we think we know what is best for us, but God knows exactly what we need. Because he already knows the future, He absolutely knows what is best for us!

Sometimes he has to take us through deep valleys in order to get us through the storm.

Our trials and storms should develop godly character that enables us to “rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us.

It is important to remember that our strength comes from God alone. Jesus said, ‘Without me you can do nothing’ John 15:5

And when you feel like you have absolutely nothing left. Remember what you do have. Your Father’s love! And His love will fill every single broken piece, every ounce of loneliness, or fear, or longing to feel loved.

I have chosen to believe that there are good and wonderful things ahead. We have to trust that there is a plan for every thing that happens. And God will turn everything around even when it doesn’t look like he’s there.

During the storms in our life we need to have the confidence that God is with us. He will see us through the storm.

Our relationship with God should become stronger and His presence known.

It’s also important to remember that as we are in the midst of the storm, do not panic and do not look back. Keep going forward away from the storm.

Trust and wait!

My prayer for you today is that you’d weather the storm with Christ.

Many blessings,

Connie Keyohara

 

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