These are notes from a sermon that helped carry me through some very difficult times...We as believers were never promised a life that would be easy going but He our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ promised to be with us every step along the way~ I hope that this will serve as a blessing and encouragement.
Pastor Todd Mullins
1. Expect hard times.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
2. In the storm you can peace.
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
3. Through the storm you grow stronger.
We know that these troubles produce patience. And patience produces character.
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an
opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
4. In your darkest moment, God is doing His greatest works.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love and are called according to His purpose for them. For God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son....
WHEN THINGS ARE UNCERTAIN ....GOD IS NOT!
No Matter What Storm You Face, God Promises...
To care for you. Matthew 6:28-33
To give you rest. Matthew 11:28
To give you strength Phil. 4:12-13
To bring you joy. Psalms 126:5
To reward your patience. gal. 6:9
To give you wisdom. James 1:5
To be with you always. Isaiah 43:2-3