Everyone has them…no one is exempt.
Jesus said, “Therefore do no worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34 and also in John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world.”
Jesus told us that we would have them. Whether it is a health issue, financial troubles, family problems, school issues…trouble surrounds us in one form or another. I don’t believe that any one problem is anymore worth of His attention than another. They ALL warrant His love and attention. What might seem trivial and unimportant to me, might not to someone else….and I truly believe that because He loves us, He cares about our troubles.
The difference comes in how we handle these troubles. THAT is it! It is not about how WE handle them…but do we surrender them and turn them over to the Father? Do we rest in HIM, even though the trouble seems to remain?
Interestingly enough, as I was looking in the back of my Bible in the Concordance…these were the alphabetical listings surrounding the topic “trouble”.
Trials, Tribulation, Triumphal, Triumphant, Trouble, True, Trust…hmmmm. How cool is that? We will have those trials, tribulations and troubles. But it is true that we can be triumphant, as He is true and we can trust Him! Isn’t it wonderful how all those words together can bring us peace..IN HIM!
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the suffering of Christ flow over not our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.”2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Trust me when I say that emotions are real…and we will deal with them. I believe the Father gave us these emotions to deal with our troubles…but HE wants to carry them for us. We just have to let go and let HIM.
Oh how I need to be reminded of this today!
IN CHRIST ALONE
*pixabay image, NIV Bible, Concordance*