“Life Has its’ Troubles, But Can You See God?”
To quote two people who knew something about trouble but had very different perspectives on it…
“Man who is born of woman is few of days and full of trouble.” Job 14: 1
“In the world you will have tribulation (trouble): but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (Jesus) John 16: 33.
Job could not see beyond his trouble but Jesus saw someone greater than His trouble! Keep in mind that perspective is everthing when it comes to our attitude and altitude. It gives us the ability to rise above the trouble, and as Jesus said to “be of good cheer” because we have a great expectation of our great God!
Biblically, trouble is defined as, “to suffer affliction, to be troubled,” it also has reference to sufferings due to the pressure of circumstances, or the hostility of persons. Trouble is anything which burdens the spirit.
We all have a story or two to tell about our trouble. I might not know the specifics of yours and you don’t know mine, but the real question is; can we see God?
Usually at the height or peak of our suffering we start asking questions. Jesus did. He said, “My God, My God why have You forsaken Me?” (Mat. 27:46).
God doesn’t mind the why questions, but just follow it up with faith statements; because Luke 23: 46 tells us He said, “Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit.” It’s important to know that we may not get an answer to the why question but we will get the help that we need for the trouble!
Here are a few frequently asked questions during our trouble and the key to seeing God:
And last but not least…
This is also the time we start reciting our resume to God… I go to church, I pray, I try to live right and treat everyone well, I give my tithe and etc. Well guess what, that just proved that you’re the person for the job, the trouble, welcome to the battle! God allowed it because He has confidence in us and a purpose for it. Is He awesome or what! Paul said, “For our light (not heavy) affliction (trouble), which is but for a moment (brief compared to eternity), is working (producing) for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory (something of value)…II Cor. 4: 16 –18.
We can see God if we recognize His interventions…
These are all done by whom He chooses, when He chooses and how He chooses. Certainly if we could choose, we would do it differently, but remember His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways, they’re much higher and far better! (Isa. 55: 8 – 9)
Aren’t you glad about that? Be blessed!
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