Apr 2016

Troubles and Trials

In todays’ world everyone faces every day problems, some big and some small.  That is a fact of life.  The only way to get through it is by faith in and with the help of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He promised us as His children in Heb 13:5 “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”.  In saying this, God didn’t say that we wouldn’t have troubles and trials in our life.  God meant for us to have to go through some things to Draw us closer to Him.  When we face these troubles and trials, we see just how powerless and hopeless life is without Him.  We are no match for this world.  However, there is a bright side to this story.  Once we have the Holy Ghost, we have all we need inside us to get through any trouble or trials.  The bible says in Acts 1:8  “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you”.  That is the Power of the Only True and Living God in us.

Now you can say that that is easier said than done and I would be the first to agree with you.  Another big key to this equation is that we must have undoubting faith in our Lord Jesus Christ for all this to work out in our lives.  If we have that faith living and breathing in us then we can take authority over those troubles and trials.  People can say that they have the Holy Ghost and faith and it still doesn’t work out for me every time. I beg to differ with you.  See God is a whole lot smarter than we are.  He ALONE knows what is best for us.  That trial or trouble we have to go through may be the exact thing we need to help us see God’s real plan for our lives.

Is it hard to understand that simple truth when we are right in the big middle of a huge trial and think we will never get out of it.  We all must not forget, Our God is greater, Our God is stronger.  All Power is His and He ALONE still sits on the throne.  He loves us so much that He died for us.  So when that trial comes your way, and it will, keep looking to and trusting in Jesus and He will see you through.

Brother Parsons