Survival Skills for the Storms of Life
Survival Means: Emerging from your storm with a t/t spirit
1. ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR PAIN
****Did you know: Half the Psalms are songs of lament and poems of complaint. ISRAEL IS WELL ORDERED IN ITS GRIEF.
Maturity is: Knowing the truth about God, truth about me, so that ————–
2. EMBRACE YOUR TEARS
3. LET YOUR FRIENDS OFF THE HOOK
4. USE THE HOLY SPIRIT AS A PRAYER PARTNER
Romans 8:26-27 We do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for [us] with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
5. MAKE SPIRITUAL WARFARE A PRIORITY
6. BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE CHERISHED
7. HOLD ON TO YOUR INCENTIVES
A. Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.
MAKES THEM PRODUCTIVE
B. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
When you are in the dark, listen and God will give you a precious message for someone else when you get in the light.