Faith grows during storms. Storms, are caused by conflicts between the physical elements, and the storms of the spiritual world are conflicts with supernatural, hostile elements. && It is in this atmosphere of conflict that faith finds its most fertile soil & grows most rapidly to maturity.
The strongest tree’s are found not in the thick shelter of the forest, but out in the open, where the winds from every direction bear down upon them. The fierce winds bend & twist them until they become giant in stature. These are the trees that tool makers seek for handles for their tools, because of the wood’s great strength.
The path of faith is one of sorrow, & joy, suffering & healing comfort, tears & smiles, trials, & victories, conflicts & triumphs, and also hardships, dangers, beatings, persecutions, misunderstanding, trouble & distress.
Stay grounded, take this on, and build your faith.