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Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

March 5, 2019 TROUBLE’S COMING

We may have heard (or said) that phrase before – trouble’s coming. It could have been when we knew we did something wrong. It may have been when we heard about what someone else had done. And, in some instances, it may have been when someone walked up and we thought, “look out, trouble’s coming.” We all have troubles. Some are our own doing. Some are not. But they are all troubles just the same. It’s hard to rest and enjoy life when we are focused on our troubles. God tells us not to be troubled. And He doesn’t want us focusing on our troubles. He tells us to trust in and focus on Him.

John 14:1 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.” (NLT)

1. Write out your troubles.
2. List ways you deal with them.
3. Know you need to give God your troubles.
4. Remember leaning on God will give you rest.

Dear Lord, we know there is no escape from worldly troubles. We all have them. However, we know there is a solution and a response to all trouble. And that is to trust in You. When we keep our focus on You, our troubles seem less important. We have peace because we know You are with us and You will help us. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Blaming God or others for our troubles will not lead to rest.

Jeremiah 45:3 “You are moaning and blaming me, the Lord, for your troubles and sorrow, and for being so tired that you can’t even rest.” (CEV)

Fearing and trusting in God will help us have rest when trouble comes.

Proverbs 19:23 “The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.” (NLT)

We can trust in God to restore us when we have troubles in life.

Psalm 71:20 “Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.” (NIV)

When trouble comes, we are to rejoice in confident hope and be patient knowing the Lord is with us and going to help us.

Romans 12:12 “Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” (NLT)
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