Shelly, you've been through more than your share of physical and health storms, too, my friend. God is so faithful to bring us through all of life's storms, body, soul, and spirit. Thank you for your prayers, dear ones!!
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O pray that God cpvers each and everyones heart and homes. The srorm of life and the storms put intop action as the result from the weather can be scary at times. But as we turn to God there is no REAL fear, for we know our father will carry us though the darkest and mopst voilent srorms. I abmit, I live in Ohio, and although we do have tornados that is all I have experienced. Some have been very very close to my house. Last year there were two which were within 15-20 miles of my house!
I concider myself futunate that i have not expereiced many earthy storms. I have been through emotional storm though in the past, and I think they are just as bad or worse sometimes. I am grateful to God for every emotional storm becasue they have always brought me to a close relationship with God. It is just like when you expereince an emotional time with someone you are close to or love. Being with each other as you expereice pain brings you to a new level with that person. As I am going thriugh anything with God I seek Him in many ways and it has always helped. Talking to God more, reading the bible moore, praying more, listening to teachings for a longer period of time, whatever, just doing more of what I normally do. I encourage you to do this as well. You will never regret it.
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i'm praying for you to missy that God will protect you from this storm that is going to hit in your area. shelly i just wanted to thank you for all the wonderful things that you say here and also whenever we talk on the phone. it's so nice to here your voice and it seems like i thank about calling and then the phone rings and it's you. i know that is a God thing and no one can tell me different.
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The Lord keeps us safe as we pray and trust Him through all of our storms. Resting is good and we must take time to rest in the arms of God. He will comfort us, care for us and be there for us always. No matter how bad it may look, as we pray, do the things we need to do to stay within God, & wait through our faith we will see each storm end and we will be a witness to God's rainbow. It will shine within our lives, yet this rainbow is so different than those other ones which you have seen in the sky. For this rainbow was planted in your heart from God.
You see as that storm starts you thought of God, prayed to God, and talked to God about what you needed from Him, how you felt, and you asked Him what things should you do. Depending on God through your hard times, through your bad times, through your tears and misery produces an ever lasting rainbow that is impossible to fade, because you carry that rainbow inside of you.
Sometimes as we pray God takes the circumstance away. But just as a loving Father He keeps it right there in place so that we may grow stronger, and into a better person as the result of LIVING THROUGH IT. What I am saying today is that we can never stop the storms of live, and must learn to embrace them. I have learned when my storms start, instead of getting all stressed, instead of wanting to run away, I say,"Here we go! Bring it on!!!" I get my armor on, I seek God in all ways and I walk within spiritual warfare. What i am trying to share with you today is this life we live in can be an exciting journey with God right by our side. You can defeat your storms and become victorious through them with Jesus. At the end of the battlefield God holds you up with a crown of glory. Not because you have won, but because you have won your battle WITH GOD!!!
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