Even in the spiritual "storms" of life, there are REWARDS
when we live WITH and FOR Christ!

Mark 4:37-39
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat
into the ship, so that it was now full.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow:
and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not
that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea,
Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Light from the WORD.

Sometimes we face physical storms like the on in the Scripture above.
But, sometimes, we face spiritual storms:
those that conflict with our heart.

There are MANY rewards when we live WITH and FOR Christ.
Let me just mention three: ENDURANCE, ENJOYMENT and

First, though "storms" are inevitable, you will be able to endure.
The difficulties in your life do not take Jesus unaware.
And He gives you FAITH to endure!

Second, even in the "storms of life", you can enjoy
the genuine pleasures of life.
You have Jesus!
He gives forgiveness and peace.
Therefore, life is happier!

Third, the "storms of life" bring education.
This education will enable you to help and encourage others.
When others face similar difficulties, your experience may be
of assistance to them.
As God "comforts" you in tribulation, you'll be able to
comfort others (2Cor. 1:3-4).

When you face the "storms of life," call on Christ to help.
The lasting effects of allowing Christ to speak to your
"storms of life" are: peace and calm!

Jesus may not always keep us from the storms of life,
but He always gives His children peace and calm IN
the storms of life!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce