A lot of people find God during the storm. When everything around them are going wrong. So I believe we all should embrace the tough times. There are many people in the Bible who faced storms in their lives but in the end came out better by facing the storm. Jacob found God in his storm as he feared death because of what he had done to his brother Esau by stealing his birthright and blessings. Before that in Jacob’s eyes The Lord was his Father’s Isaac God but not his.
Genesis 27:20 NIV Isaac asked his son, “How did you find it so quickly, my son?” “The Lord your God gave me success,” he replied.
It was until he ran for his life going to Harran when he found God for himself and on his return back from Harran after being away for 20 years that he excepted God as his own.
Genesis 28:16-17, 20-21 NIV When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven. Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear so that I return safely to my father’s household, then the Lord will be my God.
Just like Moses who found God in exile on the run for murder.
Exodus 3:1-4 NIV Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up. When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.”
Embrace the storms!!
Lord I pray that those who don’t know you come to know you and I pray that they ask you to forgive them of their sins and accept you in their life believing that you died for their sins and that you rose again on the third day so that they may live with you forever in your heavenly kingdom in Christ Jesus AMEN!!!