Posts Tagged ‘ Trouble ’

VerseD: Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:17, ESV

Siblings often cause contention with each other. This is no different in the Church. Yet, Jesus has called us friend, because He is always with us.

VerseD: Psalm 46:1-2

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea
Psalm 46:1‭-‬2, ESV

Our God is always with us. The very same God who told us the tiniest faith could move those mountains we fear the moving of. (Matthew 17:20; 21:21)

VerseD: John 16:33

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33, ESV

There are many things that can scare us or give us anxiety in this world, yet we can remember that our Lord has warned us they would come, He went through worse, and He is with us until He returns to remove all those things for ever.

VerseD: Habakkuk 3:17-18

Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord ; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
Habakkuk 3:17‭-‬18, ESV

Though everything may go wrong, though this world is often horrible, we take joy in knowing our God has saved us for His glory and will one day take us to be with Him forever!

VerseD: Isaiah 26:9

My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me earnestly seeks you. For when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
Isaiah 26:9, ESV

When God ordains calamity and strife, the wise see His reproof and grow closer to Him. It is easy to grow complacent amidst blessing.

Seek God continuously.

VerseD: Romans 8:18

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Romans 8:18, ESV

Jesus promised His followers that we would have troubles in this life. He uses these troubles to bless others through us, and we will one day share in His glory when He returns and makes all things new.

VerseD: Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Romans 12:12, ESV

We have so much to be thankful for, and we were promised this life would be hard, especially for Christians in this fallen world.

Be in constant conversation with our Lord, to thank Him and rely on Him.