“We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it.” (2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

“In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead.” (2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Wow! What wonderful scriptures to read! These scriptures written by Paul should bless us greatly and reassure us how magnificent God really is!

A lot of times when I’m in one of my trials or in the mist of a storm and I’m desperate for rescue I try and rely on self to figure out how to fix the problem. Guess what? I fail every time.

What I’ve learned is that when I rely on God and not self, not only does God save me from the Storm, but He restores me and prepares me for the next one! Sometimes God does all of this while I’m in the storm and the storm is no longer a Category 5 Tornado. It’s a little drizzle!

We have to learn that God has us all the time and we have to lean on Him and not rely on ourselves. Always be confident in Him and that He will rescue us! Amen.

“And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us.” (2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

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