Finding Comfort in Trouble Times

Psalm 23:1-4 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.   He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.   He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.   Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Being that this is the second day of 2011.  I know many of us had trouble times in 2010.  The question is how did you handle it and what are you going to do when trouble come knocking at your door in 2011?  What do you do in times of trouble?

J. Stephen Lang said it best, Quote; “What does God promise his people? Relief from all troubles in the next world, relief from some troubles in this life. Faithful people throughout the centuries witness to dramatic deliverances from sickness, from financial woes, from all manner of troubles. Flesh-and-blood human beings have testified to miracles. They happen.  But not always. Sometimes we aren’t relieved by God. Sometimes we merely endure. This isn’t such a bad thing. We are never nearer to God than when we are troubled. In times of comfort and ease we forget him. In the worst of times, we suddenly remember, “Ah, what if I asked God for help?” Sometimes the answer is the help we pray for. Sometimes the answer is “Lean on me, and you will survive and thrive.”  Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.” Unquote.

So let me ask you these questions:                                                     When Christ was betrayed by Judas was He in trouble? No! When Christ stood before Pilate was He in trouble? No! When Christ was on the cross was He in trouble?  No! When Christ was in the grave was He in trouble? No!

No! Christ was not in trouble because his father was watching and with him all the time.  God was looking after him,  Jesus knew that he was not along. God was always with him, and he is always with you! Satan seemed to be victorious in the Garden of Eden and at the cross, but Jesus turned Satan’s apparent victory into defeat when Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

Hebrews 2:14-15 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.

Jesus Christ is given us power over the devil/satan,  He’s  taken the fear from death.  Christ over came death and one day we will also over come death.

We need to trust and lean on Jesus and we to, will be victorious. Psalm 30:5 (King James Version)  For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Let us make  2011 the year that God is our Strength, God is our stronghold, God is our refuge.  Remember this:   “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  Matthew: 11: 28-30

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