Sometimes in life, we run into…trouble. It can come from the rear, sideways or head on. Some days it feels like trouble just seems to follow us, and after a while, if you’re not mindful, you can develop a skeptical attitude of, “What next?” An unspiritual mindset of always waiting for…“The next shoe to fall.”
Now some folks believe that trouble comes in sets of threes…and Lord, I hope that’s not, true! But for me, I think trouble comes at us from all sides. For Jesus said, “In this life, you will have trouble, but take heart…I’ve overcome the world.” And James, the brother of Jesus, talks about trouble, and says this about it: “Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.” (MSG)
Now, as a follower of Jesus Christ, you can clearly see how a biblical understanding of trouble, according to the Scriptures, can work for good in a believer’s life.
So if you’re having some trouble, worried about what’s going on in your life, and what ...