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In life, we will all encounter storms, hardships, setbacks, hurt and disappointments. There are no exceptions; nobody gets to live in this world and think that he or she will be immune to them. We should not think it strange when the storm is upon us, but we should be prepared for them. If you fail to prepare, you are preparing to fail. I am not sure who said this, but it holds true. You do not prepare for the storms of life while you are in them, you prepare before they even happen.
The Bible teaches us that we should prepare for them by doing the Word. In Matthew 7:24-27, the storms come to both of the men; the difference was that the one who did the Word of God was not consumed by the storm. The one who ignored and chose not to do the Word of God, failed and great was that failing. When we fail in life or falter during a tough time, it is not hard to see why. Yet we will blame or find fault somewhere else. However, the truth is that we just were not prepared for the storm. We know that storms are coming and will come. Most of the time in life, they just happen. Everything seems to be going well. Then out of the blue, here comes bad news. It does not mean that we won’t hurt or experience fear. What it does mean is that we won’t allow the hurt and fear to overwhelm us, especially to the point where we walk away from God. We will build our life’s foundation on the Word of God and be a doer of it. Then when the storm happens, we will be prepared to overcome.
Just A Thought,
Published on Sunday, November 9, 2014 @ 5:56 PM CDT
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