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We all go through trials and storms in life, but there are some people who can really relate to what Job said…

Job 14:1 (NKJV)

14 “Man who is born of woman
Is of few days and full of [a]trouble.

While some people seem to have lives filled with ease and pleasure, there are others who feel that their lives have been one long constant storm. Yes, they have moments of joy and happiness, but that comes only through pushing through pain, struggle, frustration, resistance, difficulty and disappointments.

Some even question are they going through a perpetual curse. But long stormy seasons doesn’t always mean there’s a curse. Think about the man born blind in the book of John Chapter 9…

John 9:1-3 (NKJV)

9 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.

As you continue to read the account of what happened we find that Jesus healed this man by spitting on the ground and making clay of His holy saliva and anointing the blind man’s eyes.

This was an adult man, and his days and nights were just as long as ours. He had no idea that he would be healed that day. My point is this…

The man wasn’t blind because of anything his mother, father or he had done, but so God could get glory out of his life at the appointed time. He spent many years blind.

There are people who spent their entire lives as slaves and this went on for generations.

Think about the fact that when Israel was enslaved in Egypt for over 400 years the bible doesn’t say it was because they had fallen away. It simply says that a king came along that did not know Joseph and they felt threatened…
Exodus 1:7-11 (NKJV)
7 But the children of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly, multiplied and [a]grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them.
8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9 And he said to his people, “Look, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we; 10 come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and it happen, in the event of war, that they also join our enemies and fight against us, and so go up out of the land.” 11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh supply cities, Pithom and Raamses.

For generations people lived their entire lives in a ‘storm’.

There are many people today who are living their lives through constant challenges…

Through sicknesses…

Through oppression…

Through poverty…

Through abuse…

Through danger…

If you feel you’re life has been an ongoing storm, please remember that God loves you and He trusts some of us with higher levels of storms, trials and trouble to bring glory to His name.

No, it’s not fair, and I can’t promise you that it will soon come to an end.

Remember God heard the cries of His people in Egypt. He healed the blind man in John 9 after his long ‘stormy’ season of blindness.

What I can do is encourage you to be strong in the Lord and trust Him. Just as that man born blind, God is looking to get glory out of your life. As the days turn into weeks, the weeks into months and the months into years…be strong. Every man and woman of God who endured went through the same long days and long nights.

God has not forsaken you. He loves you. Just be ready for how God chooses to get glory out of your story.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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God bless you! I'm a husband, father and ordained Minister since 1996. I serve as an Associate Minister at Oak Spring Church Arlington TN, a suburb of Memphis. I'm a professional Copywriter for a Fortune 500 company, published Gospel songwriter and owner of an independent label, Al-Go-Rhythm Music. My main spiritual gift is Exhortation...I'm a natural encourager. I love the word of God and sharing it from a "Wow, I never thought of it like that before" perspective. There's so much fresh revelation in God's word that is just as relevant today as it was as it unfolded. I hope my daily devotionals enhance your walk with God, taking you beyond BLESSED to BLESSTIFIED.

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