Life is full of twists and turns, we tend to think that the best way to handle it is to buckle down and build resistance to it. This mode of thinking causes us to build plans in sand to avoid the wipe-out of the tide. The enemy deludes us with deceptive tactics to push us into thinking that by our own strength and depending on our actions, we can stop the turbulence of our life’s journey. Turbulence (the twists and turns) is to be endured. The Bible is full of answers to enduring them. Why? Why would God give advice on enduring them instead of eradicating them?
Proverbs 13:11 (AMP) says, “Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But he who gathers gradually by [honest] labor will increase [his riches].” Turbulence helps us to avoid building homes in vain by slowing us down and causing us to consider our way. Vanity is fraud, it is built on my perspective and ‘I think‘ mission statements. As believers, our lives are not our own. If this is hard to receive, I would suggest a restart of salvation because this is the truth. We have submitted our lives to Christ and He is our Lord. Our Lord directs our way in this life and we learn to trust Him. We trust Him, He leads us.
Our life’s journey of twists and turns may become uncomfortable, if so, let’s refresh our choice and turn to Christ, submit to His Lordship. How? We acknowledge our need for Him, wait for His insight and trust the process. We know that whether He is speaking or silent, He’s still with ud. And as long as He’s on the boat (Matthew 8:23-27 AMP), the storm can’t win. And if you’re really trusting, you’ll begin speaking to the storm yourself…Life and death are in your tongue (Proverbs 18:21 AMP), you can have what you say! See trusting in the Father produces fruit that reflects the knowledge of Him in whom you trust. So when you speak, your words carry His voice. Psalm 103:20 (AMP) says that angels hearken to His voice so action begins when you speak what He is speaking.
Let’s really get to living and stop building our own houses. Jesus has already gone ahead of us to prepare our places for us (John 14:2 AMP); our part is to focus on learning to occupy it. Our faith is developed through turbulence and our triumphs through Christ will be like the sun breaking through the clouds after the storm.