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When Trouble Comes

Make no mistake trouble will come in 2015. The year is barely two weeks old and we have seen more police shootings in New York, a shooting at a VA hospital in Texas, and a deadly terror attack in Paris.

We all know that trouble will come our way in the form of

  • A job lost
  • A romantic relationship gone south
  • A health failure

Therefore when trouble comes to us in ways small and large what should we do?

  • Hide our heads in the sand
  • Run to our brother or sister
  • Or go on social media

The profit Habakkuk offers sound counsel in his prayer to the Lord about the trouble that has come to the people of Judah:

“I have heard all about you, Lord. I am filled with awe by your amazing works.

In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by.” Habakkuk 3:2 New Living Translation (NLT)

“Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines, even though the olive crop fails,  and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields,  and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord!   I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign Lord is my strength!  He makes me as surefooted as a deer able to tread upon the heights.” Habakkuk 3:17-19 New Living Translation (NLT)

Habakkuk’s prayer makes it clear “The Sovereign Lord” is my strength.” And with Him we get the undisputable courage, conviction and certainty to face the problems that will come.

Make no mistake. Trouble will come in 2015, and when it comes like Habakkuk did we can go to the Lord for the surefootedness we need to overcome when trouble comes.


©Copyright 2015 Marben Bland │

Marben Bland is a born again Christian studying to become an ordained minister. The intent of these blogs is to spread the gospel in support of the Great Commission: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20