BE JOYFUL IN HOPE, PATIENT IN AFFLICTION, FAITHFUL IN PRAYER
I encourage you to be patient in your current affliction, regarding distress with acceptance and tolerance. If you are a child of God, do not consider the storms of your life as something bad and harmful, trying to escape them as soon as possible. Stay. Be patient. Learn.
NOW NO CHASTENING FOR THE PRESENT SEEMETH TO BE JOYOUS, BUT GRIEVOUS: NEVERTHELESS AFTERWARD IT YIELDETH THE PEACEABLE FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO THEM WHICH ARE EXERCISED THEREBY
Precious One, consider your life storms as opportunities to become a partaker of My Holiness: a chance to embrace My Truth, to experience My Love, and to obtain My Hope. Consider your storms as favorable circumstances to become free from the painful beliefs of unworthiness and non-acceptance that have crippled you, all your life.
WHEREFORE LIFT UP THE HANDS WHICH HANG DOWN, AND THE FEEBLE KNEES; AND MAKE STRAIGHT PATHS FOR YOUR FEET, LEST THAT WHICH IS LAME BE TURNED OUT OF THE WAY; BUT LET IT RATHER BE HEALED
Understand, Child, that if you hide from your own heart, run from your own pain, or blame your unfavorable circumstances on something or someone else, you will miss the opportunity to receive the peaceable Fruit of Righteousness, which is given to those who have allowed Me to train them in My Discipline.
Is your heart broken because of what you have been going through? Do you feel like running away from the current storm in your life, and hide where nobody can find you? Or have you taken the route of blaming others for this storm in your life?
Face the storm…with God. Now is the time to ask questions…to God and demand answers…from God. Now is not the time to run to others, to hide in distraction or destruction, or to blame the circumstances. This will not help you, but God can, and will…if you run to Him.
PRAYER: Abba Father, I invite Your Presence and Participation into this storm in my life. Work Your Peace and Righteousness in me as I crawl under Your Wings of Protection and Comfort, laying the beliefs of abandonment, shame, condemnation, and rejection at Your feet in exchange for Your Answers of Hope, Love, and Truth.
Maintain an Awareness
Understand that HOPE needs to come to you through your heart. Therefore, you need to CONNECT with your heart and find the places of sorrow, despair, fear, disappointment, bitterness, and anger that reside there.