Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
I used two verses today to back up the thought I had this morning. It was a weird thought, but once I explain it will make sense. You see I mowed on Thursday and then the last two days it stormed. While making coffee this morning I thought to myself, the storm is going to make the grass grow. It was such a strange thought that a storm would make the grass grow, but it does. Now I know that is a weird thing to point out, but let me explain. In life you are going to face hypothetical storms. I woke up to a phone call one morning to find out my job was shutting down. I was 20 with a pregnant wife. A few weeks later she miscarried. It was a hurricane of a few years after that. It felt like every time I thought I could stand up, my legs would get cut out from under me again. I almost gave up. However, with each storm I got stronger. I grew my roots deeper in God. I learned that each storm passes and if we use it we can grow from it. I went from a man who thought that I could fix my own problems with money to a man who gives it all to God. It is not easy to stand tall at times. Some storms are harder than others. Some will look like there is no hope. Trust me you can make it through it. God is letting that storm come your way because he sees it is time for you to grow. Just like the grass that gets cut, the rain from that storm lets it grow back faster and makes its roots run deeper. So when you end up in the storms of life , let the storm grow your faith.