Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. ~ John 5:8 KJV
We all go through rough times in our lives. Some troubles only last a few days, while others last weeks or even months. The storms of life can cause us to question God’s faithfulness to His promises over our lives.
Have you ever asked the Lord why He allowed that storm to come into your life? It may not be a comfortable situation, but there is something good that can come out of a storm.
First we have to understand that we don’t have to weather the storm alone. When Jesus told His disciples “Let us go over to the other side of the lake”, He knew that a storm was already brewing. But His words were “let us go over”.
After the storm arose, the disciples didn’t understand how Jesus could lay asleep while they were fighting for survival. But if they had taken note of what He had said, it would have been no need for them to panic. See He never said that crossing the lake would be easy, but the command was for them to go.
If you’re stepping into a new ministry or a new position at work, sooner or later you will run into problems. But I encourage you to never give in to the opposition. Giving up is not an option because of your place in God’s plan and He has a way of calming our storms.
Secondly test and trials, known as storms, only come to make you strong. So find a rock and hold on while you’re in the storm. That rock may be your spouse, the hand of a friend, or your spiritual leader, whoever it is make sure that they are strong enough in their faith to hold you up.
There is nothing worse than leaning on a weak post, eventually you both will fall down ~ Rev. M.A. Neal
Lastly, remember that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”
Don’t worry, He’s working it out in your favor and favor ain’t fair. Two words, “come out”. Jesus put his power in these words when he raised Lazarus from the dead. Lazarus was dead four days and had began to stink, but all Jesus said to raise him was: “Lazarus, come out!” I encourage you today to “come out!”
Jesus says to this man “Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.”
Friends, I know that you’ve been down for a long time. I know that you’ve been struggling for a long time, but now it’s time for you to get up. Yes your legs are weak from being down for so long but it’s time for you to get up.
It’s your season to be blessed. God has taken you through the troubled waters and you survived. Now get ready for the windows of heaven to open on your behalf and receive what God has for you because It’s Your Season!