TROUBLE ANY ONE?
I know none of you have any trouble. Trouble is for the unsaved. Yea, right.
In Psalm34:19 David said, “many are the afflictions of the righteous”. But he didn’t stop there either. He went on to say, “but the Lord deliverethhim out of them all”.
Our bodies age and with all creation it criesfor redemption. Our 401K’s have become201K’s. Children rebel, the climate ofour country has changed, sin abounds, etc. There is nothing new under the sun. Shadrach, Meshech, and Abednego’s testimony is that they came throughthe fire. Daniel’s testimony is that hesurvived the lion’s den. Jesus’testimony is that he was victorious over: death, hell, and the grave.
Thescripture never talks about “if” troubles will come, but “when” troublescome. And when they come, God is rightthere to make sure all of His children come through victoriously. In Nahum1:3-8, there is a list of 10 things God will bring upon a backsliddennation. But right in the middle of thatlist is a word of hope. Nahum 1:7 says " The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day oftrouble, and He knows them that trust in Him.
WHEN, NOT IF.
The Lord is good always because He does not change. He is a strength and a stronghold. Do you know Him? Do you trust Him? Is He #1 on your speed dial?
The promise Peter gives us in II Peter 2:9 is that God knows how to deliver the godly. He did a pretty good job with Noah and Lot, and He’ll do a great job in your life and that of your family as well!
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