The Necessary Storms that Perfectly Prepares You for What is Ahead

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Everyday in His Presence – by Charles F Stanley.
Bible Reading: Psalm 107:29-30

29 He stilled the storm to a whisper;
    the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 They were glad when it grew calm,
    and he guided them to their desired haven.

The desires and goals God has put in your heart may appear exceedingly far away. But your heavenly Father has the wisdom and power necessary to get you to your destination. He understands the best, most effective way to take you – the path that prepares you perfectly for what is ahead. No, it may not be the way you would have chosen for yourself, but be assured there is no more wonderful or impactful plan for your life than the one He has created for you.

Some people fail to follow God because they’re afraid of the storms of adversity that arise. But those difficulties are necessary for the Father to reach the deepest places of your soul and grow you to your full potential. He does so not to hurt you, but to mature you. Not to limit you but to show you what’s possible and to ready you for His astounding purposes.

So cling to Him and trust His navigation. And be absolutely assured – He will get you to your desired haven.

Prayer

Lord you are my faithful Commander. You are in control of all things, leading me perfectly through the storms of life. Help me trust you more.

Amen.

About the Author:

Charles Frazier Stanley is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and served two one-year terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984 to 1986.

Luke 8:24 New International Version (NIV)
24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”
He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm.