Do We Need to be Upset When Storms Come Into Our Lives?

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What a last few days I have had:

  • Last Friday I was changing my mother’s sheets on her bed, and I twisted my back for the third time this month.
  • I had two nuclear type stress tests last week.  I will know the results and what my cardiologist found plus what he may want to do next.
  • My mother is failing in her health the last two days. She has been passing out often. She has been on hospice care, and the hospice nurse thinks they were actually mini strokes.

Since I am being bombarded with many trials the last few days, I want to share some thoughts I found on my trials during my devotions the last few weeks:

  • God meets our needs in amazing ways, and we can be involved in other’s lives in the same way. We can be agents of hope. In other words, through my own trials I can help others.
  • I can be assured that God is active and at work in my life, including my trials, my church, my community, and my world, bringing His purposes and His plan into completion. I learned from this that not matter what I face God has a purpose, and it is a part of His plan.
  • The wonderful amazing grace, that the Lord has extended to me must be what I model and practice in my relationships with others. Again, I should never be angry or upset because of my trails.

Do I have reason to be upset? I guess so. This last week has been a huge burden on me. The stress has been pulling me down like a huge magnate.

But, I am not. I know God loves me, and I know that all things work for the good of those who believe.

Never let circumstances dictate your life. Keep a steady walk with the Lord, even through the storms and trials.


You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!


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