It’s Going to be a Bumpy Ride…

You have been redeemed by Jesus to live a God discovering, God serving, God-ordained life.

But that doesn’t mean it is easy. 

There will be storms that you must go through.

There will be higher altitudes to climb to.

There will be unexpected turbulence along the way.

I dislike turbulence. It’s always unexpected and it always makes me feel afraid as the plane passes through it before it returns to normal.

God doesn’t cause the disruptions but He will use them, if you let Him.

He will use them to teach you how not to give up.

He will use them to strengthen your faith.

He will use them to forge your character.

“And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:2-4 NIV

My friend, Jesus knows where you are on the journey and what is disrupting it. He is with you and will not leave you in it. Hold onto the truth of His love and let that truth bloom into hope.

The turbulence will cease and you will get to where God wants you to be.



The challenge you are facing is a gift.

It is an opportunity with a divine purpose.

“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. (James 1:2 MSG)

God will use today’s challenges to give you the skills you need for tomorrow’s assignment- if you surrender it to Him. If you ask Him to teach you and guide you throught it.

Look to God to guide you through the storm and help you navagate all the way through it to the other side.

Storms do not last forever and neither do trials, but the lessons you learn through them will.