Symbolically, a hard season in life can be referred to as a “storm.” Throughout the Bible we see that some of God’s greatest gifts are often given to us through the hardest of situations.
So here are 3 signs God is leading you into a storm for your good.
In Hebrews 4 we learn that Jesus Christ is our great high priest. This means that Jesus, God himself, mediates for us as we seek to come into the presence of God. So the first key to hearing the voice of God is to come before him through Jesus Christ, for without Christ we can’t truly have a relationship with God. As Hebrews 4:14-16 beautifully expresses:
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. . . . Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
1 Corinthians 10:13
Many times in life God will actively shut doors in your life so you are unable to move forward. It’s in these times where it is much easier to know the will of God for your life.
What does the Bible say about losing God’s favor?
Everything good we get from God is all by grace. This means that God truly loves us and blesses us even though we don’t deserve this. However, the Bible is also clear that God gives extra favor to those who obey him (Psalm 5:12). This does not mean we earn blessings from God; it means that God will bless people with good things when they are prepared to handle those gifts in obedience.
So here are 4 ways you could be forfeiting God’s favor in your life.
Here are 5 ways you can overcome feeling like damaged goods.
The Bible is clear that the effectiveness of our prayers and the peace we will experience in life is directly related to the proportion of our faith in God. However, we must be careful we do not slip into the unbiblical thinking that puts the emphasis on the size of our faith rather than on the object of our faith.
What needs to happen before God will bless you?
It’s hard to know what God is up to in your life when you are in a season of waiting on the Lord. Perhaps you are waiting for the right job, the right word of confirmation, or the right relationship. But why is God making you wait so long?
Here are 4 things the Lord might be accomplishing through your season of waiting.
What does the Bible say about obeying God? How can you walk in obedience to God? How can you overcome a spirit of disobedience in your life towards God?
1 Chronicles 14:11
The word I’m focusing on in this article is “just.” Why won’t God “just” give you a spouse? When people ask this question, they are asking for the reasons why God will not just make their future spouse appear in their life? Why won’t God just let you bump into that person he wants you to marry? Why won’t God just put flashing lights around him or her and say, “This one? Marry this one!”