Don’t ever quit in a storm.
Psalms 30:5. This is the difference between Christians and the world. No matter what we face, we will always get back up. God will always show up for us. You won’t always hurt like this; the Healer is on the way. You won’t always be torn like this; restoration is on the way.
Luke 8:22. The disciples didn’t get into a storm when they were lying or stealing. They got into the storm by following Jesus. When you get into a storm following Jesus, He has to make a way where there seems to be no way. How can the ship sink with Jesus onboard?
Whatever you’re facing, Jesus knew this storm would come. When He called you, He knew you would face this battle. Jesus knows your life from beginning to end and nothing will catch Him by surprise. He will finish what He started in your life.
Luke 8:23-24. If you live for Jesus long enough, there will be times it feels like He has gone to sleep. Sometimes you may cry all night long and the Heavens are brass and silent. Sometimes the only voice you hear is the one telling you that you are going to lose and that you are a failure. But God doesn’t talk to His children like that. God tells you that you are a winner, a conqueror. You are victorious through the blood of the Lamb!
Psalms 55:5-8. David was tired of being attacked and wanted to fly away. Sometimes you may feel this way. You love your family, and your job, and you love God, but you just want to run, thinking that if you got away you could be at rest from the storm.
If you are there right now, HANG ON! The storm is almost over! The devil won’t die, but this storm will be over soon. You may look back and all you see is the pain and the hurt, but God will bring you to a new season and when you look around you are going to see victory and hope. Anyone can worship God while on the other side of the Red Sea. He’s going to deliver His people, so why don’t we worship Him before He gives us the miracle?
This test will become a testimony and it might just be an encouragement to someone else in their trial.
Genesis 3:21. The devil is the one that whispers that God doesn’t care and that you are broken beyond repair. But this Jesus that knows the worst about you, loves you more than anybody else loves you. God is making a way for you right now. If He only helped you when you deserved it, He would be no different from the world. But He loves us while we were yet sinners, and He died for us.
2 Corinthians 11:24-27. Paul went through all of this and still kept on living for the Lord. There was something inside of him that just wouldn’t quit. He had every chance to give up, but he wouldn’t.
2 Corinthians 4:7-9. I may not know what you are going through, but Jesus does. 1 Corinthians 10:13. Jesus is your way out. Jesus is your victory. You will overcome by the blood of the Lamb.
Daniel 3:25. You will walk out of this. Make up your mind that you will not give in to depression or oppression. Don’t let this storm drive you to anything but God. You didn’t start to quit. You didn’t get saved to go to Hell.
Daniel 6:10. The enemy says you can’t make it but let him watch God carry you to victory. It’s not over until God says it’s over, and He’s telling you to stand. When you’ve done all you can to stand, He’s about to show up, and the enemy will flee. When God shows up, bills get paid, doctor’s reports change, and situations turn around. God will make a way for His children!
Jeremiah 29:11. If you are in a trial, know that your story will not end like this. Psalms 34:19. Jeremiah 20:9. There is a fire in you that the devil cannot put out. It’s not about you and the devil, but about “He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world.”
God has a way of turning a crisis into a blessing.
God brings some of the biggest miracles out of the biggest messes. Don’t stop praying. Don’t stop reading your Bible. Don’t stop going to church.
I would like to take this time to encourage you to renew your vows to be faithful to the Lord. In sickness, health, on the mountain, or in the valley, let God know that you will serve Him and love Him.
This road we are walking on is not a bed of roses, but keep on walking on. One day the flowers will bloom, and the sun will shine. Keep on walking on. You will leave this part of your life behind. God will bring you to victory!
— Pastor Anthony Wynn