Trouble

Read: http://odb.org/2011/01/02/trouble-2/    and 1 Peter 4 : 12-19

My Notes.

Trouble. Not one person on Earth can side step it; at least not all of it. There are certain things we can avoid if we make wise our decisions.

Depending on how you receive the troubles in your life; you can either allow it to help you mature and grow spiritually stronger or allow it to turn your life into a rut.

“Trouble creates a capacity to handle it…” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sometimes God uses trouble to test our faith in certain areas of our lives. It is the only way – for us to see –  if we’ve fully grasped the word of God. For if we use the word of God to combat our troubles then we’ve passed the test. If we don’t use the word of God then that says we need to study certain scriptures more often and receive the word God has given to us.

Have you noticed that great triumphs are born of great troubles. This is because of the pressure on that person , either you are going to let this trouble consume you or you are going to fight against it and push back. I’m pushing back!

-TC

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He’s Always Here

Deuteronomy 3:8
” The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

In troubled times, uncomfortable situations or nervous moments, God is always with you. The Bible says that The Lord himself goes before you. Meaning he won’t let you enter something you can’t handle. Whatever the situation God walks in before you even get there. He is our protector. The Bible continues to say, “He will never leave you nor forsake you”. This is a promise from God, He will never leave us, nor forsake us. We are His children, we are His.

And the last part of the verse “Do not be afraid;do not be discouraged.” For what reason should we allow ourselves to feel afraid or discouraged when we have God with us. Our Father who will never abandon us, or leave us. Even when we may feel like we’ve had enough and it’s time to give up, God will be here and He will give us that little push we may need to continue – He never gives up on us.

When you can’t trust anyone else, you can trust God.

♦TC