“WHEN TROUBLE COMES!”

Romans 5:1-8 

There is a reason that some people complain and get all wrapped up in their troubles and circumstances while others do not. In most cases the reason can be answered in three words: Trust in God.

Somehow we get the idea that God only loves and helps us when we are good. Did you ever stop to realize that it is pride that causes us to believe such a thing? Pride is not only seen in being filled with pride, but it can also be seen and be evident in our lack of trust in God.

Our pride makes us think He loves us when we are good and scolds us when bad. It is pride that makes us believe we deserve His love when good, but not when we are bad. He does not love us conditionally, but He loves us completely. His love is not based upon our performance; it is based upon His Person. Not who and what we are, but Who God is.

So, when trouble comes and you feel completely alone or doubt and fear sets in:

REMEMBER THAT GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL OF YOUR TROUBLE AND CIRCUMSTANCES

Your trouble did not catch God by surprise.

REMEMBER THAT GOD IS THE SOLUTION TO YOUR TROUBLE AND ALL CIRCUMSTANCES

He not only has the solution, but He is the solution. Believe that He can solve your trouble or bad circumstances by His wisdom. Then, ask Him for wisdom according to James 1:5, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

Have faith in His Purpose for allowing your trouble or bad circumstances.

Think about this! God has given us at least eight benefits to our salvation:

Think about this! God has given us at least eight benefits to our salvation:

  • Peace with God verse 1.
  • Access by faith verse 2.
  • Hope verse 2b.
  • Triumph in midst of trouble verses 3-4.
  • Love of God verse 5.
  • He has given the Holy Spirit to help us verse 5.
  • Trust Him to work it out according to His Master Plan.
  • Wait with expectancy and availability, trusting Him to work out His perfect will in your life.
  • Praise Him in the midst of your trouble even before He answers.
  • Even if your circumstances do not change He uses the circumstances to change you.

It is then that we realize His Plan is not to change Him, but to change us. Amen!

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