Tuesday, January 27, 2015

He Comes With the Trouble

I heard a preacher make the statement, "God comes with the trouble."

He was addressing the point that trouble is always around the corner in our lives, whether it be financial difficulties, health issues or troubles with relationships. It never seems to be perfect sailing in our lives.

He went on to say that we can find great comfort in the fact that, for Christians, God always comes with the trouble.  In fact, He precedes it.

When the Israelites were wandering in the wilderness, the pillar of fire and the cloudy pillar led them by day and by night.  God was with them in the wilderness.  The manna fed them perfectly and their shoes never wore out because God was with them in the wilderness,  He was with them in their trouble.

As His children, we will never face a moment when He is not with us, indeed, when He is not within us.  There is no trouble we will ever face alone. It is our enemy who whispers in our trouble that we are alone, but our Lord has promised just the opposite.

". . .for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." (Hebrews 13:5)

Are you facing a trouble right now in which you feel all alone?  Is there something weighting down your heart?  Our Lord is there with you even now.  He seeks to comfort, encourage and strengthen you.  In fact, He called the Holy Spirit, which lives in you, the Comforter.

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, 
and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea." 
(Psalms 46:1, 2)

God is our "very present help in trouble."  You can't get much closer than residing in someone.  That's the closest He could possible be.  He is with us in every pain, every suffering, every trouble, every situation.  

Let us acknowledge His presence in our troubles very early that we may find Him to be our rock and our fortress, our deliverer, our God, our strength, our buckler and our high tower.

"I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: 
so shall I be saved from my enemies." (Psalm 18:3)

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