One day in church, the pastor talked about how Paul escaped from a Damascus jail by getting in a basket that was on a wall. I love happy endings, so I am grateful to God for fixing my problems. I do not know how he is going to fix it, but he always finds a way to fix it.
I do not know about anybody else, but when the storms of life come, I am afraid of the unknown. I stop concentrating on my faith and I start concentrating on my own wits. I start searching for the answers to my problems. What am I going to do? How am I going to do it? When is it going to happened?
After all this, I am start having feeling anxiety attacks God always come in the nick of time and fixes my problem. He knows that I am about to have a heart attack, so he fixes it to stop me from killing myself. And after he fixes it, I start thinking negative. I forget about what he had done for me, and I get the big head I am on top of the world. I felt like I did all by myself until the next storm comes.
In today’s sermon, the pastor reflected how Paul warns us not to boast, but in everything stay humble and grateful. I am finding that this is a good attitude to have because when the storms of life hit, we are helpless. We have confidence in God during the bad times. We forget about God after the storm. We have to keep our faith all the time. We are weak and that fact should keep us grounded in our faith. Remember, Paul used a basket to escape his storm.
2 Corinthians 11 – 12