Daily Devotional – 10/29/12 “It’s just the storm passing over!”

Why don’t you stop being mad at Monday because you’ll feel the same way about Tuesday in just a few short hours. You ought to be thankful to be alive! You got eyesight because you’re reading this. Your mind was regulated which means you were aware of your surroundings because you were in control. You had the activity of your limbs because you logged into Facebook. You ought to be happy and yes I know that times may be hard, you may be temporarily out of funds, you may be hungry with no food and you may even be sick with no healing in sight but shouldn’t you still be happy? I mean, why does God have to drop something good in your lap in order for you to show Him the praise He is due? Why can’t you praise Him before your blessing, before your breakthrough, before your healing, before your break out, before your chain releasing party, before your burdens are lifted or before your change comes? Why can’t you praise Him right now in the midst of having an overdrawn bank account, cutoff notice for your lights, past due notice on your rent/mortgage or car insurance, more check advances than checks or more title loans than titles? Why can’t you praise God, right now? I know you’re worried about this, concerned about that, thinking about him and trying to forget her but where is God while you’re thinking, while you’re pacing, while you’re drinking your salty tears and trying to calm your nauseous stomach? He’s right there with you. Will I tell you to stop worrying? Yea, I probably should but it doesn’t mean you will but I will tell you to trust God. I know it’s hard to do on some days but don’t you trust Him when you the going is good then trust Him in the bad. God won’t leave you nor will he forsake you but that doesn’t mean you won’t face a storm or 2 in your life. You will have to deal with death, bills, disrespectful adults and even rude kids but keep living because it’s just your storm passing over. When folks walk out on you, it’s just your storm passing over. When the darkness covers your light, it’s just your storm passing over. When the job downsizes, it’s just your storm passing over. When your spouse acts like a stranger in your home, it’s just your storm passing over. When everything seems to be going wrong, it’s just your storm passing over. When it seems like you’re getting knocked down every time you get up, it’s just your storm passing over. Trust God through your storm because nothing that He does is to take you out and no storm last forever.

So, please stop thinking that you have a dark cloud of thunder and rain following you around when bad luck comes. It’s just your time to go through your storm but know that just like the storm started, it’ll end. Just hold on through the bad luck, the no luck, the storm and through the rain. You’ll soon see the sun but you’ll always have God on your side pulling you through. Ephesians 1:11 says, “Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.” I won’t be afraid to walk through the rain because when the SON shines, I’ll be renewed and through my renewal comes restoration and restoration is restoring me to my full potential so now I shine like pure gold!

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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