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Talking To Trouble

“…They cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses” —Psalm 107:6, 13, 19, 28

Job 5:7 says, “man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.” Ain’t that the truth?! From the time we are born until we go to heaven, trouble will be reality in all of our lives. When trouble comes, we often feel helpless to do anything about it. We talk about our troubles. We cry about them. We whine about it, but the trouble remains (or gets worse!).

I’m glad I have a God who can talk to my troubles and do something about them.

Jesus talked to the troubled storm saying, “Peace, be still!” and the storm was calmed. Jesus talked to the trouble of physical infirmity saying, “Be thou clean,” and the infirmity was cleansed. Jesus talked to the sick of the palsy, “Arise,” and immediately he got up! Jesus talked to a troubled demoniac saying, “Come out of the man,” and his trouble left. Jesus talked to a troubled widow saying, “Weep not,” and her tears ceased. Jesus talked to the trouble of fear saying, “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid,” fear departed.   Jesus talked to the trouble of death saying, “Lazarus come forth,” and death took a hike.

Are you encountering some kind trouble in your life? Why not ask Jesus to talk to your troubles? I assure you that nobody can talk to trouble like Jesus can!” Amen!

Psalm 46:1— “God is … a very present help in trouble.”

Psalm 50:15— “Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee.”

Rest in Times of Trouble

Paul wrote to troubled Thessalonians, “And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven … When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe” (2 Thessalonians 1:7, 10).

As in the troublesome days when Paul wrote these words, we are living in perilous times also. There is the threat of terrorism, political unrest, and sin abounding on every hand.

But, Paul extends an invitation to those who are troubled to “REST with us.”  Paul was resting, so why can’t we rest with him?   How can we rest with world conditions getting worse and worse?  By looking forward to the day when the Jesus shall come and put an end to our troubles.

Until then, rest in this assurance—When Jesus comes He will make everything that is wrong in the world, right!  This truth should bring rest to any troubled believer.