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Understanding Storms in Our Lives

Life can get rough, like a storm. Why do they happen? How do we survive them successfully?

What are storms for?

  • They Test Our Faith

Genesis 18:9-15

9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

14 Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

  • They Test Our Faithfulness

  • They Test Our Ability To Obey God

Joshua 3:13-15

13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap.

14 And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people;

15 And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest,)

How do we prepare for the storm?

  • Build Up Our Faith
  • Be Consistent for God
  • Have God's Presence in Your Life
  • Have God's Favor and Dominion
  • Be in God's Will

What to do when in a storm

  • Trust in Jesus
  • Exercise the Word of God
  • Pray and Fast
  • Obey God No Matter What
  • Worship God with Praise
  • Build an Altar or Memorial
  • Look for Lessons to be Learned
  • Don't Let the Storm Alter Your Destiny