Daily Devotional – 6/17/13 “Stormy Season”

Although you see the dark clouds forming, don’t fret because after the storm, the SON shines. Yea, this is why the bible says in Psalm 34:17-20, “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.” So, when I tell you that everything will be alright, it’s because I trust and believe it will be. Have I had a major illness, no, but I’ve been sick and now I am well. Have I been homeless, no, but that doesn’t mean I’ve always had a good night’s sleep but I’m functioning. Have I been without food, no, but that doesn’t mean I’ve always had an appetite yet I haven’t lost a pound. Have I lost my leg, arm, hearing or vision; no, but that doesn’t mean I always appreciated them yet God gives me the ability to use them every day. See, God doesn’t favor me because I’ve been good at keeping His commandments but He favors me because I am His child. God didn’t choose me because I was gifted but He chose me and then gifted me. Yea, it’s your season to go through the storm but don’t give up now because God won’t have you toiling in your storm too long but you have to go through.

And this stormy season you’re facing, it’s for your purpose, so instead of asking God when He will get you out, ask Him what He wants you to get out of it. You know how when you’re in school and at the end of the year you have finals to test you on what you’ve learned the past few months to determine if you should be passed to the next grade, well the storm you’re in is the final at the end of the level that you’re currently on but the great thing about God’s final exam, there are no failures just favor and no rejection just reforming. See, God can’t promote you until He knows that you’ve learned all that He wanted you to and this final is the storm and all the hell you’re going through is simply your evaluation. And if you go through the storm and come out refreshed, renewed and stronger then God sees that you’re ready for your next level but if you come out a little shaken but not defeated, then He knows that you need a little more time so He allows you to stay where you are. See, God uses edification, that’s instruction, in order to educate us and through education we are enlightened, then evaluated and after the evaluation comes elevation which allows us to exceed our own expectations. So, see you aren’t alone when it comes to facing trials and hardships, so stop thinking that you are. Yea, you may be going through something at this very moment, that’s ok, it simply God evaluating you on what you’ve already been through. So, sharpen your pencil and take the test because after you’ve been evaluated, push the button on the elevator that’ll take you to your elevation. Don’t fret because it seems like the walls are closing in on you or you think you can’t take anymore just shout through your stormy season and then receive what’s yours!

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.

2 thoughts on “Daily Devotional – 6/17/13 “Stormy Season”

  1. Thank you so much for all your encouraging words of truth and wisdom, while I’m going through my own storm. I hope one day soon you will post on weekends I look forward to your daily devotional. We called blessed to be a blessing to others and your a blessing in my life. Thank you

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