Storm Warning

When I moved from Boston to South Carolina, I loaded all my stuff into my Ford Taurus and prepared to make the 16 hour drive. During the trip, I came across some inclement weather in some states and some beautiful weather in others. I would drive into storms and I would drive out of storms. Eventually, even though sometimes I would get sidetracked, take a wrong turn, and get off my path; I reached my destination.

As I was listening to a recent message from T.D. Jakes called “Stay on Track,” I was reminded of my trip from Boston to South Carolina. I was reminded of a very valuable lesson that the trip taught me about life’s journey. The lesson is that no matter who you are, no matter what your social status, no matter what your bank account, no matter what your education; eventually, if you keep traveling down the road of life, you will run into a storm. Sometimes the storm will come with a warning, but other times it will come without any warning at all.

The key is to not get caught in the storm. Like the great philosopher Gary Allen says “Every storm runs out of rain.” As long as you keep moving and don’t stay where you’re at, you will come out of the storm. Paul tells us in Ephesians 6 that after we have done everything to stand to keep standing. (Ephesians 6:13-14) Paul also writes in Galatians that we will breakthrough if we don’t give up. (See Galatians 6:9) Eventually, you will come out of the storm if you will just keep traveling down the road.

T.D. Jakes also mentioned that the same God that was with you as you went into the storm will see you through till the end. The same God that planned you going into the storm is the same God that has already planned your way out of the storm. Know that in life you are going to have storms, but be encouraged that God has already seen you through the storm before you even went in. Take heart that if you will keep on driving and not give up, you will make it through the storms in life.

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