Before the ice storms and the snow storms hit, several of my spring flowers had already pushed their way up through the frozen ground. Now they are covered in several inches of a mix of both. But they will emerge again, perhaps even stronger and healthier.
Don’t you wish you could be like that? When storms hit us spiritually, it can be so easy to just want to give up and quit. God has a reason He allows us to go through them and it’s always to draw us closer to Himself and to make us more like His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Since we never know when a story may hit, what we need to do is “stock up” on spiritual truth–be in the Word of God daily, hide it in our hearts. It’s our resource for victory. We will emerge stronger and healthier as a Christian if we do just that. Then, when Satan tries to use those storms to cause doubt, fear, discouragement, and defeat, we can claim those spiritual truths and send Satan down the road!