Life Issues
Storms of Life
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Apr 26, 2017
If God Is In Control, Why Is My Life Such a Mess?


With all the modern-day weather instruments, meteorologists can predict where a hurricane is likely to strike. Over the years, those living in areas with a high probability of being struck by a tropical storm or a hurricane have learned to be prepared. 

In the same way, we must learn how to face the storms of life. God's Word is our best source of instruction. In the Bible, we learn that appreciation, reverence, and obedience are three principles that lead to victory in times of trial. 

The Bible is our compass through the difficulties of life.

One thing we quickly discover is that life contains a variety of storms; some are furious and some are subtle. One of the deadliest storms, deception, can blow into our lives without warning. The greatest protection against this formidable storm is to cling to the Truth of God's Word. 

Have you made a commitment to study the Bible each day? Do you apply it to the problems, crises, fears, and decisions you face? When you do, you will quickly discover that you are able to face the difficulties of today and the uncertainties of the future with a sense of strong assurance because you are grounded in God's Word. 

Charles Spurgeon said, "When a home is ruled according to the Word of God, angels might be asked to stay a night with us, and they would not find themselves out of their element."

The Bible is our compass through the difficulties of life. Its text originated in God's mind and was communicated by the Holy Spirit to men who were God's messengers (see 2 Timothy 3:16).

Make a habit of spending time reading and applying His Word to every area of your life. When you do, you will find hope, encouragement, and strength to face the storms of life.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your Word that gives me comfort and peace as it points me to Christ. Help me to appreciate, revere, and obey Your Word. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen. 

"As for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it" (2 Timothy 3:14).