The following is from my other blog @ Where Do We Go From Here?
Every once in a while a storm will blow through our life and somehow, someway we survive. During the storm one needs to realize the following’
You are not alone
Somewhere you have a friend or two that cares to some degree or another.
Find the strength that you have within you. After all you have been in storms before.So pick up from those lessons you learned.
As you go through your storm realize that there is an ending; even if you can not see it
As I pen this I am going through my own storm and it is very tough to say the least. Allow me to explain.
Where I presently reside I have been paying rent for the last fifteen(15) years. I have never been late, not even once. They have not had to call the police even once. Might say I have been a rather quiet renter. Then a bombshell hit from the Landlord, “we want you moved out by October 15th” their reasoning, they want to tear down the house from top to bottom.
I just turned sixty in the later part of July of this year. My health is one that more than likely would not survive the cold hard facts of the winter months. Yet, through this storm, through it all I know there is an another, the light at the end of the tunnel if you will.
There is one hope at this point and it lies in a little place in Fenton Michigan and a place called Dauner Haus for those with disabilities and low income. While this maybe the very light at the end of the tunnel one has to ask this very question, “will this opening take place in the nick of time or will i be living on the streets like some homeless person?”
There is two things I know at this point and it comes from previous tough times:
Every person, where they believe it or not has a friend named Jesus. See John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends..”
If you are a member of the family of God you have a support system. Furthermore, they care for you and ought to be willing to assist to get you off your feet and into a better situation. In the book of Acts Paul write that ” And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.” Acts 4:32-35
Does the solution come like a flash of lightning in the sky? Sadly the answer is no and I can tell you why. Those spiritual storms, as we call them today, are really what is known as a consuming fire to drive out any impurities that would keep us from really serving the KING of kings. For you see HE wants HIS people pure and holy ready to do the work HE has for us. So please d not freak out if the solution comes in a matter of moments, Yet the solution will come indeed.
When will my storm end? Only God knows the answer to this
Will the family of God truly assist? In some ways they already have. However there is much yet to do until the light at the end of the tunnel appears.
Will all help that are part of the family of God? Not everyone knows or will know of the situation and God has a reason for this. Yet HE will find the right people at the right time for this to come to a positive end.
Will there assistance put a damper on friendships? That, dear reader, is entirely up to each and every person. As part of the family of God each storm that they assit a person through only adds more and more experience to their future.
Here is a few tips for you if you go through your own spiritual storm.
Continue to read God’s Word
Continue to talk to God in a real and truthful manner. If you are scared tell Him. He already knows how you feel but He wants to hear it from you directly. Some will tell you that you should put on a big smile and not be fearful and press on like a good soldier. While parts of that is true you need to realize something that I learned long time ago; the men in the days of Rome had real feelings and yes real fear. Now hear me out, certain types of fear should not be tolerated. While others could save your life as well.
Stay close to the family of God. Do not back out of attending church or church functions. The family of God needs you as much as you need them.
Remember dear reader, that you are not alone. You have, or should have support from your family of God until the light at the end of the tunnel is before your face.
Until we meet again via this medium or face to face may God bless you and guide you in all that you do.
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
Matthew 25:42-45 KJV
If you are wondering were I will be living after October 15 our guess is as good as mine. I believe at this pint in time I will be living on Gods good graces. So let us pray in agreement that God will have the right place before the stated date amen?