Turbulence

OCTOBER 11TH, 2020      |      The eye of the hurricane is a peaceful, safe place, but as you move beyond the core, you’re sure to be caught in turbulent winds. At different times in your life, you will experience some form of turbulence, where everything feels in violent disarray. But that’s all part of growing your faith and trust in God. When God is growing you to a new level, your world can feel as though it’s being slammed into by violent wind gusts. It’s during those times you must ignore your circumstances and keep your focus on Jesus. Like when the synagogue ruler’s daughter died and the people kept saying it was too late because she was dead, Jesus ignored them and said to the ruler, “Don’t be afraid, just believe,” (Mark 5:36).

You must ignore the circumstances and the naysayers in the world and just believe the promises that God has given you. Ernest Hemingway wrote in Farewell to Arms, “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.” The enemy will stop at nothing to try to destroy you, but you must draw closer to Jesus during those times. As you walk through the storms, you will grow stronger and He will help you to stand.

Turbulence

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

–Psalm 91:1 NLT

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

–Psalm 91:1 NLT

The eye of the hurricane is a peaceful, safe place, but as you move beyond the core, you’re sure to be caught in turbulent winds. At different times in your life, you will experience some form of turbulence, where everything feels in violent disarray. But that’s all part of growing your faith and trust in God. When God is growing you to a new level, your world can feel as though it’s being slammed into by violent wind gusts. It’s during those times you must ignore your circumstances and keep your focus on Jesus. Like when the synagogue ruler’s daughter died and the people kept saying it was too late because she was dead, Jesus ignored them and said to the ruler, “Don’t be afraid, just believe,” (Mark 5:36).

You must ignore the circumstances and the naysayers in the world and just believe the promises that God has given you. Ernest Hemingway wrote in Farewell to Arms, “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.” The enemy will stop at nothing to try to destroy you, but you must draw closer to Jesus during those times. As you walk through the storms, you will grow stronger and He will help you to stand.

Thank God for making you strong in all of your previously broken places.

Ask the Holy Spirit to help you encourage others who are currently walking through turbulence.

Heather Potts
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