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Summary: How to overcome trouble in your life

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From Trouble to Triumph

Victory Temple A/G

P. O. Box 911

Waco, Tx 76703

By Pastor Danny Williams

James 1:4-11

There are three type’s of people here this evening.

1. those in trials.

2. those coming out of trials

3. those going into trials ( but you don’t know it yet. )

So there is a word for everyone here tonight.

Either you are in it coming out of it or you are heading towards it.

The first thing we need to deal with is that God wants to communicate with you on a deeper level.

He really doesn’t want to have to correct you through your circumstances.

He wants to correct you through his word.

But if you will not hear his word then he has to deal with you on a carnal level and speak to you through your circumstances.

Now he can speak through your circumstances but he wants to speak to your Spirit.

In Revelation 3:20, He speaks to the Laodician Church.

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock (which is an action) if any man hear my voice,

Notice he didn’t say I stand and call. He said I stand and knock. (Which is an action) but in the mist of the action he says, “If any man hear my voice”

So what God is saying is “I’m speaking to you through what I’m doing.”

Why is God speaking to the Laodician church through what he is doing?

Because they won’t hear any thing else.

Because they are Luke warm. Unconcerned, because they have lost their fire and there fervency.

And any time you lose your fervency for God, He has to speak to you through your circumstances.

If some of us would have listen to God when he first spoke, you would not be in the Crisis your in now.

But If you wont listen through your spirit, he has to speak to your

1. Check book

2. Family relationships

If we are not hearing on this Spiritual level, God will move down and speak to anything that will cause you to hear.

The first thing you must do is ask What are my problems really Developing?

How do I come from Total Trouble to Total Triumph?

You have to start by looking at the trials, before the triumph

Understand: Trials are meaningless, suffering is senseless and trials are pointless, unless there is some good purpose for them.

You need to understand that God has a goal in mind. He has a plan, He has a purpose!!!!

The Bible refers to Seven reasons to for Trials.

1. To test or strengthen our faith. (James 1:2)

2. To humble us, or to remind us to trust in the Lord. (II Cor. 12:7)

3. God allows trials to come to wean us from our dependence on worldly things. (John 6:5-7)

4. To draw you to hope. – the harder the trial the more you want to go home. (Rom. 8:18-25)

5. To reveal what we really love.–Abraham’s sacrifice. (Gen.18:1-18)

6. To teach us the value of God’s blessings –(Ps. 63:3-7)

7. To develop His Saints – ( II Cor. 12:10)

How a person handles trouble in life will reveal whether there faith is living or Dead, genuine or imitation.

Now there are at least two things that James says about suffering in this paragraph.

We looked at them two weeks ago, lets review for a moment.

1. Suffering is inevitable.

He does not say, "Count it all joy, my brethren, if you fall into trials," he says, "Count it all joy when you fall into trials.

2. Trials are not optional - " Suffering and Trials are a normal part of God’s process to bring us to His full glory.

Recently I heard a story of a man who was riding on a subway. It was quite crowded and he had to face the door. He was prone to motion sickness and he began to get quite sick. The train raced into the station, the door opened, and the man became violently ill. The doors closed and the train sped on into the night. There happened to be a man standing on the platform waiting to get on the train at this particular door. In utter dismay he turned to the man behind him in line and said, "Why me?" I think that is sometimes the way we feel.

"Why me, Lord?"

But we shouldn’t be surprised.

Suffering is no accident. It is the normal experience of every believer.

James writes, "Count it all joy when you fall into various trials . . .

" We understand that The word translated "various" is the Greek word on which our word "polka dot" is based. Or multi colored

It means variegated or diversified.

The point seems to be that we suffer in different ways.

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