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October 1, 2022 12:00 pm
Robby and James discuss how Christians can trust God even through a rough storm whether it is literally a storm or a storm in our lives.
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This is the Truth Network encouraging prayer, God offers an open invitation for his people to talk with him at any time about anything encouraging prayer Dr. James Banks, author of the best-selling and many other books on prayer provides weekly biblical insight help you learn to mom and now today on talk about praying through the storm and that's a timely topic for a lot of our listeners is a remnants of hurricane in which is been described as a real epic storm in Florida is now making their way its way through our area. So James what do we really want to include those.
So James in one of the hardest things I think people face when they're in the path of the storm is my prayers make a difference and I mean I know you know you are praying that the storm would dissipate or turn out to see and that didn't happen. What's so hard about this is that we know that Jesus is able to calm the storm but sometimes he chooses not to. When you when you prayed about that in the storm is still bearing down on you.
I mean it's our place to be yell mean best model prayer time like that comes from Shadrach me shack a bit when Nebuchadnezzar set the golden image of the bow down to the road into a blazing furnace to make you tell them the God we serve is able to deliver us from evil. We want you to know that we will not know that he does not even you don't turn the storm. We will of course looking like that seven times hotter, but God delivered the first trust because I mean they were literally thrown in the fire storm is killed and you can't miss what happened after that King Nebuchadnezzar says look five, I see four men walking around the fire unbound unharmed. The forklift like a son of God, so you know I think you could say that even if you have to go through the store.
The God that we serve will be there with that same time not alter the laws of nature and doesn't always do that.
In fact, that the exception and not the norm really even though you know we should always ask Ryan yeah we should all be able to do amazing things and we should pray with me about that but again RRC is you not in the circumstances themselves and the real question is how do you pray, and this is where again we have to hold onto faith, not the circumstances without the way we want to but instead with faith that God is good no matter what will know that the challenges we all face is sometimes we want to measure God's goodness. But if things happen to us and we can become God is so much bigger than that. Plans and designs are so much larger than we know. But I think that we can do in those moments. Honestly, as we have so much to keep her focus on God. If we can keep her hearts right but sometimes it's a challenge to because sometimes things that we don't deserve that are right and we feel like God is far away most times. That really is a challenging thing we can look at it from the perspective of our going through the storm.
What about if someone else? Where would really have to love others as you know, praying from the heart praying faith consistently getting down on these and praying energetically about anything that we can think of and really giving ourselves to prayer for the soon as we were just praying for the sexual storm line for their safety and first responders and for food and shelter and anything else they may need right right that's all important part of anything that God brings to mind let them lead you as you prayed through that but also given what we just talk about.
I think it's important to pray that they won't lose their fate as well get angry with God will blame him for allowing it happen that you bring it up because you know that's a significant thing, wondering why God has allowed something to happen mean we might understand that if were sitting or running from and why Jonah was but when you're not doing any of that in trying to serve him. It's really tough. It really can be. And it seems it if were specially… From the storms really come in and networking.
We have to look at what Jesus did and probably not my will but yours and you know set are faced with obeying God and believing in and and loving him no matter what.
And as we do.
He has waste drawing near to and when he dies so the and I know that's more than just words for you right because of all things, and I know you've been through. It really is rowdy and sometimes you know what was in the toughest times that there were some of the sweetest moments with God because you knew that Jesus was calling you to go through this and was somehow making you more like him. Even though you never wanted to go through and he would change it if you could, but that momentary awareness of his presence, even if it was just a glimpse somehow needed all I really is amazing how God can do so much with testimony because it's always like it was the worst of times, but it was the best of times, yeah, yeah that that's right and that the truth is often hard one, but we don't want to miss it because you know that he really will be with you and you really will get through no matter what happened you know that because you will be working in Bobby to pray for listeners and ask God to storms they may be going through right now is left to Jesus, thank you so much for this inside today and as we all are facing storms in and we don't understand or think we don't deserve those things Lord I love that idea that you would help us all to see you more clearly to have faith that the you have us and that the we will be with you and and increase our faith increase her unbelief on our belief Lord as we know, we struggle with, so I pray that you would come comfort those who really need your help them to see this through may not look so good to hear more from Pastor James by visiting the website.
James bank.org or by visiting these church in Durham, North Carolina. May God bless you and encourage you to pray.
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