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August 12, 2022

 

Good morning, 

Life in the modern world is like navigating an uncharted, rapidly changing, unpredictable ocean. None of us want to go through a storm. Storms shake us up, expose our weaknesses, and stretch and grow our trust in the Lord. Sometimes the Lord ends the storm, sometimes, He lessens the storm, but sometimes He lets the storm continue to rage. The Apostle Paul in 2nd Corinthians 4:8-9 said, we are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.

Many of us are stressed out as we cope with various changes arising from an external crisis that has created an inner storm within us. Your storm and mine allow us to experience God's power regardless of the event or attack we are experiencing. They will not last forever, and although you may not be able to see them right now, you will have valuable lessons to learn from the storm that passes through. 

Storm theology is about growing our trust in the Lord who is over, under, in, and around every storm. Prayer is the ultimate prescription for the relief of emotional pain or depression. As believers, we are profoundly blessed and fully equipped by God to handle the storms of life, big or small. We know that the Bible is the God-given navigational tool to enable us to reach our God‑intended destination. 

Thank you for your continued financial support for the ministry. Please continue to mail your checks to Payne Chapel A.M.E Church, 2701 Lee St, Houston, Texas 77026, or go to Payne Chapel AME Church – Houston, Texas - through Givelify.com. 

Finally, I would like to leave you with this thought for meditation; “If God be our God, He will give us peace in trouble. When there is a storm without, He will make peace within. The world can create trouble in peace, but God can create peace in trouble.” - Thomas Watson 

Blessings. 

Pastor Kevin L. Bullock, Sr.