Things to do When the storms of life come,
2 Corinthians 12:9 /Psalms 91: 1-2
You may now ask the question, If God knows everything and he knows our heart, doesn’t he already know whether or not our faith is genuine?
That I will readily agree is a very good question. It is not so much about him knowing, but it is about you know where you stand, how weak you are in some areas, or how strong you are. What are the things that will cause you to fail and what you can easily overcome? Please keep in mind, if we have weak faith, then when trials come this will be shown. If our faith is weak, it may not be obvious when life is going smoothly and we aren’t challenged in any way. Therefore, God doesn’t test us because he wants to know how strong we are, but he tests us so that we will know how strong we are and what areas we need to work on. Do you need to have more faith when hard times come? Do you have an anger problem that you need to deal with? Are you a patient person? These things will be revealed when you tested.
3. God may want to bless you. Job was a very wealthy man, but he was also a man that feared God as he served God faithfully. Job was satisfied with all that he had accomplished, he had a beautiful wife and children, and he had a striving business, what else could any man want? But God was not satisfied, he wanted Job to have more, he wanted to give Job a double portion of blessing. So he allowed the enemy to test Job (Job 1:6-22). Many times, we are going through somethings is because God wants to bless us but to do that we must go through some trials, we must be tested. The trials we go through are not to destroy you, but they are to elevate you. It may not be that the Lord wants to bless you materially, but he may want to promote you at your job, in ministry, or any other form of exaltation. When you endure the hardship, then you will fully understand what the Lord was doing and you will have joy. It may be rough now but glory comes after the pain. After the pain you will bear fruit, you will be blessed, you will be promoted.
4. God will test you and put you through trials so that you may know him more. Job knew he had a relationship with him, but when Job came out of his months of suffering when God delivered him he testified that his trials and all that he been through allowed him to know God at a deeper level. He developed a much closer relationship with God because of all he had to endure. If Job was not tested, he could not have said: “My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.”- Job 42:5 (NIV)
5. To help you to grow. Think about it, the bad experiences you had, haven’t they helped you to be a better person, to be more mature, to understand yourself and life more? Whether it may be that for a moment you could not pay your bills and properly feed yourself and so had to rethink how you spend your money and find creative ways to buy goods, and earn more money. The truth is your experiences help you to grow.
However, the sad truth is that many of us have allowed our experiences, our test and trials to break us, to make us bitter, to give up on life instead of making us stronger and better. The Bible says “that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”- Romans 8:28.
Pastor Tita G. Maya is a spirit filled, anointed woman of God. who has a divine mandate from God to proclaim HIS word to the nations that HE is the only GOD that can restore, revive, heals, and deliver you in every circumstance that every human being on this earth experiences. There is power, salvation, healing, deliverance, restoration, revival in JESUS’ NAME. Pastor Tita accepted JESUS as her LORD and SAVIOR on February 1983. Her love and passion for God made her an obedient servant and her courageous faith strengthened her relationship with the LORD.