And not only this, but we exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
There are different types of natural storms in life. Everything from thunderstorms, to hail storms, to tornadoes, to tropical storms, and hurricanes. All of them vary in strength, size, and destructive power. In the most powerful of storms, there can be life-changing destruction left in its wake.
But Peter and John answered and said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge; for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard." (Acts 4:19-20 NASB)
Obedience is the hallmark of the believer in Christ. Obedience is also the expectation of God for His people and for His church. So, it stands to reason that God’s people need to know what obedience to their Savior, Jesus Christ looks like and then go out and do it.