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Updated: Mar 29

Where does one start when they're thinking about rising out of the ashes?


I have farmed in South Texas for 40 years with 4 direct hit hurricanes, numerous droughts, floods, low prices, and many more obstacles. Not a year goes by that I don't have an opportunity to feel defeated and fearful.


No matter what we face as Christians in literal storms or spiritual storms, the more we prepare for the storm ahead of time, the better we will usually fare riding out our storm. In the natural, we nail plywood, clean out ditches, tie things down from the ferocious wind that is coming. In the spiritual we get strong in the Word, strengthen our relationship with Jesus so we can trust Him in the waves trying to drown us. The battle ground is always in your mind so you get strong before the storm so you won't waver.


I Samuel 30 the Amalekites had raided David's town, burned it to the ground and took all the families captive. As his men were ready to stone him, David encouraged himself in the Lord and won a major victory.


Don't stay defeated and discouraged in your fight. If no one else will help, know that God will fight with you or for you and will either pull you through your storm OR will calm your storm.


“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you

or forsake you. Do not be afraid. do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8


Lynn Johnson

Lyford, Texas

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