Praise You in This Storm

As Christians, it’s so easy for us to praise God when things are going great. We thank Him for our many blessings, another day of life, and for those wonderful people He destines to cross our path. During those times, we trust our Heavenly Father more than ever. We feel safe and confident that we’re doing His will. It’s like sitting in front of a crackling fire in the middle of winter with a big cup of hot chocolate. There’s no other place we’d rather be.

But what about when that warm, cozy fire dies out? What happens when the storms of life begin to blow, and our peaceful world gets torn into shreds? In Mark 13:13, Jesus said we would be hated because of Him. There is a cost that comes along with following Christ. Paul talked about all the times he went hungry, was shipwrecked, beaten, left for dead, constantly in danger, and often went without sleep. (2 Corinthians 11:16-33)

We aren’t promised a life of comfort, fun, or undying happiness. At some point or another, hard times are going to come. A young mother grieving over the loss of a stillborn baby. A wife, with tear stains on her face, watching her husband walk out on her and the children. A family losing a son or daughter to war. A car accident that takes the lives of the parents, rendering five children orphans. The list goes on and on. These are events that can cause unbelievable pain and suffering.

Praising God through the hard times takes unshakable faith. Faith that He has everything under control and knows what’s best for our lives. The month of September was very difficult for One7. Spiritually, emotionally, and financially. Satan constantly bombards us with attacks in order to weaken the ministry and attempt to destroy what God is doing.

Here is a Facebook post last week from David, the founder and president of One7 Ministries.

“As many of you know several trials hit us this past week. We were totally helpless and used the last bit of money we had today to fill the vans up with gas @ one7. We didn’t want to cancel one7 because of money. In faith we filled the vans with all we had. 
God blessed us with a $4,000 unexpected gift that will help us with food, gas, and our bills for the next two weeks. God provides a way if we trust him to the end. A huge thank you to the family in Tennessee that God used to meet our needs tonight. Amazing!”

We knew that if we continued to praise God through the rough time we were experiencing, He would bless that, And, just as we had anticipated, He came through in a huge way by using the family from TN. Never stop praising our miraculous God. Even when all hope is lost. Even if it seems like the darkness is overpowering the light. Even when it doesn’t make sense. Even if the pain is so strong you don’t feel that you can bear it. God is always there. Always.

 

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Have a blessed day.

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37 thoughts on “Praise You in This Storm

  1. 이 정 우

    I too am praising and praying for such a miracle to happen here with this ministry. Thanks for the encouragement!

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  2. livingrealblog

    Praise the Lord for His faithfulness and provision. I just read in “Hearing God” by Peter Lord that God keeps us at a point of trusting Him for something new, in order to help us grow in our faith and trust of Him. Sometimes it seems that one trial continuously follows the next, but it’s all part of His plan, in order that we might look to Him, hear Him, and grow in Him.

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  3. Sous nos Couettes

    Thanks for your interest in “Sous nos Couettes”. We’re now following your blog.

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    Thanks for sharing if you enjoy it too …

    Best from Paris, France

    Alix, Roxane & their bald, bold & funny (at least he pretends to …) Dad

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  4. braidens

    Reblogged this on the remnant expedition and commented:
    “Never stop praising our miraculous God. Even when all hope is lost. Even if it seems like the darkness is overpowering the light. Even when it doesn’t make sense. Even if the pain is so strong you don’t feel that you can bear it. God is always there. Always.”

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  6. corykilgus

    Great to hear of God’s provision in impossible situation. My wife and I are heading to the Mission Field in South America in December, and we will need to remember that God always provides what we need we are seeking Him. God bless you.
    P.S. You can see what we are doing on our other blog GospelSouthAmerica.com

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  7. Nancy Loderick

    Hello,

    Thanks so much for the blog follow. It led me to your inspiring blog, which I am now following.

    This post really made me stop and think. I love being reminded that God truly does work in mysterious ways. He also always hears and answers our prayers, but not necessarily how we expect.

    I hope you have a blessed week.

    Nancy

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  9. Shoes Summerfield

    Thank you for sharing. It’s GOOD to see when God blesses those that have faith. I admire yours and I am enjoying reading your posts. Thank you!!

    Reply

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