When winds of adversity come, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. That strong-harsh wind could be to reposition you to something new and better. No one likes to be blown around, but take a moment whenever obscure circumstances present themselves; see if it could be a move of God. Things like job loss and fading relationships might be a good thing.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. (Isaiah 55:8)
Hold on and let God parachute you to safety.
The time when I lost my job I was devastated to say the least; little did I know at the time, God was repositioning me to a better position. He did make me wait until the last minute before that wind settled; but I have to admit His divine timing was perfect. Because during those days of uncertainty, my faith grew as my relationship with Him became closer, more intimate. What I learned about His faithfulness during that experience brought revelation that I can build my faith upon. We might not understand what God is doing at the time He’s doing it, but if we hold on, He will land us where He wants us to be.
That brutal wind placed me where God wanted me to do an important assignment for Him. That assignment pointed me in the direction where I would find my purpose on earth. Do I know the full scope of my role here? No! However, I do know I landed safely in the right spot.
The unpredictable of a strong wind is scary.
After Jesus finished speaking to a multitude, He instructed His disciples to take the boat and sail to the other side. But during their travel, a furious wind came that nearly swamped them. When they awoke Jesus, Who was sleeping in the boat, they said, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” Jesus then got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quite! Be still!” Then the waves calmed down completely. After witnessing this astonishing miracle, the disciples said, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey Him.” (Mark 4:35-41 NIV)
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. (Isaiah 26:3)
When winds come to blow you around, don’t worry; you know the One Who controls the wind.
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