When trouble comes, God is the place to go!

The next time you face trouble. Let me encourage you to think about the kind of mindset you adopt in your situation.  When trouble strikes, do you immediately think about Jesus’ words in 16:33, “In this world you will have trouble”?  Or does your mind promptly turn to one of the many promises of protection and deliverance in God’s Word? I believe that once you adopt a more hopeful outlook, you will be able to receive God’s absolute best in your situation.

 “The Lord is good.  When trouble comes, He is the place to go!”  Nahum 1:7 

 The first thing we need to do to remain positive in times of trouble is to turn to the Lord in prayer.  Scripture says:  “Is any one of you in trouble?  He should pray.” (James 5:13 NIV)  When adversity strikes, do you run to the throne, or to the phone?  Once we have failed to seek God first in a situation, we have already set ourselves up for defeat.  The Lord may certainly direct us to others for advice or help at some point, but it is never His will for us to turn to others first.  David, the shepherd-king, wrote:  “In the day of my trouble I will call to You, for You will answer me.” (Psalm 86:7 NIV)  When trouble hit, David didn’t despair, because he knew that he had options.  He could call on the Most High God, with whom he had a personal relationship, and he could expect a divine, custom-made solution to his problem.  You and I can have this same kind of assurance and hope.  The Bible tells us that the Lord called David, “a man after My own heart”. (Acts 13:22)  I believe that one of the main reasons for this was that even though David had countless men, weapons, counselors, and other resources at his disposal, he didn’t depend on them for help or deliverance.  He wrote, “Give us help from trouble, for the help of man is useless.” (Psalm 108:12 NKJV)  If we rely on people or things for help, we won’t be able to keep a positive perspective on our situation for very long, because sooner or later, they will bitterly disappoint us.

Yes, it’s true that Jesus told us, “In this world you will have trouble.”  But that’s not the end of the story.  He went on to say, “But take heart!  I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV)  In other words, even though we will face difficult times before we get to heaven, we should be encouraged by the fact that our union with Christ will enable us to overcome whatever comes our way.  The Lord has given us the privilege of prayer, and the power of His promises, along with a host of other resources, to help us face our troubles with hope in our hearts.  Let’s make the most of these heavenly resources, so that we may be a beacon of hope to others, and become all God created us to be!

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About Jesus is a safe harbor

I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips. I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS! I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God!
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