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Stephanie Bryant is the co-founder of @incourage and a podcaster at the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast. She owns a Marketing & Business Coaching company. She is passionate about guiding you to your promised land and personal brand therapy. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and their miracle daughter, Gabrielle, on #BryantFamilyFarm....

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    • Sometimes my multiple puddles feel like one constant storm. “Behold, I am doing a new thing;
      now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” Even though I believe sometimes it’s hard to perceive. SusanQ

  1. WOW! Today’s post is powerful! A wonderful reminder that no matter what is happening in our storms, depend on God to be there with us! Let’s become like that trusting little bird.

  2. Our sermon yesterday was titled Preparing for peace in the midst of chaos. Because of Jesus – His work for & in us we can have joy & praise in the puddles! Love how your post reinforces being prepared. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Thank you for these words! They are a great reminder today. I have a family member going thru a health issue right now & we are seeing so many prayers answered in an uncertain time. Just have to give it all to God & he will work things out in his time.

  4. Thank you for such a good reminder. I will pass this on to my dear friend that has a daughter just diagnosed with an inoperable brain mass.
    I am in awe of those who can remain dedicated to “be prepared, not scared”

  5. Right now my grown son has developed some health issues which he is in the hospital for. None of it caused by his choices. Two days ago I was so afraid for him and as always I was praying like crazy for Gods help and for Him to put His healing hands on my son. I felt because I still worried it was showing lack of faith in God. I was really a mess. A great friend called me to see how I was doing and my son. He really helped me realize it’s okay to worry but ultimately it’s in Gods hands and He will take care of my son. He has. I was a basket case but after I let go of my fear for my son and truly left it in Gods hands things turned around and my son is improving. I am so thankful that my friend is such a strong Christian and such a good counselor and helped me through this. My son is improving though not 100% but much better. I have to remember the poem, Let Go and Let God. I need to truly let go of the problem and leave it in Gods hands. Thank you for these encouraging messages.

  6. “Behold, I am doing a new thing…” I hadn’t really thought about that promise in the context of our storms. But of course it’s through the fire and flood waters that God wants to meet us! Thank you for this encouragement to wait on Him expectantly. ♥️

  7. I pray for the storm in my marriage right now. That this too shall pass in the name of Jesus. He is giving me the grace and peace and I know after the storm there is the calm, the beginning of a new day.
    God bless.

  8. Need this. Battling past betrayals against future risks to trust again. Reluctantly learning that process is more valuable than the goal.

  9. Stephanie,

    Years ago I went through trials with my aging parents dementia/psych issues. There were good & bad days. During that time my dad read the Bible several times. He talked with my pastor & got baptized. A great big puddle to praise God for. Then came dad’s turn with psych issues. On those bad days I would sit in the hospital lobby & cry out to God. Asking Him to take dad if this is how he’s going to be left. The first time God chose to heal dad this side of Heaven. Then about 1 year later He took him home with Him. It was through that trial that my faith & trust muscles were grown. Now when trials come & they will I don’t worry for I know God has an answer. Even the pandemic didn’t scare me. I knew God is in control & He will send healing in His perfect timing.

    Blessings 🙂

  10. I have just gone through one of the toughest storms of my life. I was diagnosed last September with inoperable stage 3 pancreatic cancer. God lead me to an oncologist who started me on chemo to shrink the tumor. It was entwined with a vein and artery, which is what made it inoperable. Most surgeons would not touch it. After 8 rounds of chemo, a lot of praying and talking to God, I was referred to a wonderful surgeon and the Whipple surgery was scheduled. The day before surgery, I got a call telling me I tested positive for COVID! I continued talking with God.i had no COVID symptoms and 3 weeks later I had an 8 hour surgery (the Whipple) that would save my life. Now, very few people even qualify to have this surgery and many don’t survive the surgery. I am 2 months out from the surgery and doing ok. Recovery has been a bit rough, but God has been on this journey with me every step of the way!

  11. Praising God for my puddles!

    I have seen this so many times. “Praising God through your storm can give someone else pause and hope in their hard times.” Watching others weather their storms helps me trust God and praise him. Sometimes our puddles benefit others more than they do us.

  12. This is a very perfect time to hold onto God’s promises and His Word. My storm seems to have no end, but I am sure God is fulfilling His plan for me. I must stay positive and strong and to continually seek His wisdom and direction. When people disrespect you and disregard what is being done, it really is quite uncomfortable. Being used for their benefit and to not do the right thing is definitely not where I want to be. How do I remove myself from this or is this God’s way of building my character and my self-esteem for something far better in the future????