Summary: When you find yourself in trouble, know that God is a refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble.
Topic: What to do when you find yourself in trouble
The word trouble is defined as a state of distress, a state of affliction, a state of danger, or a state of need. It is also defined as a source of difficulty or distress, a source of pain, or heartbreak.
All of us as at one time or another has found themselves in some type of trouble in our lives. Some of the trouble that we found ourselves in were caused by our own doings such as being irresponsible, being careless, being stubborn, or being disobedient to God’s commandments. Then there are some troubles that we found ourselves in are caused by someone else’s irresponsibility, someone else being careless, someone else being stubborn or someone else being disobedient to the Word of God. Yes, all of us has had some experience in some type of trouble in our lives. Job 14:1 says, that “ Man that is born of a woman is of a few days, and full of trouble.“ And also Jesus says in John 16:33 where he says, “In this world you shall have tribulations, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. Yes, we will experience some type of trouble, but just know that since God is on the throne, and Jesus is still real, just know that trouble don’t always last, because weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.
Now there are so many different types of troubles that comes our way such as:
Health Related Troubles
Marriage and Realtionship Troubles
Employment or on the Job troubles
People lying on you Troubles
Background check or Identity Theft Troubles
Now, usually we sometimes think that only bad people are the ones who find themselves in trouble. But that is not the case. You can be a good person, and yet still find yourself in trouble. For example, Joseph was a good person, but yet he was beaten, thrown into a pit, sold into slavery by his own jealous brothers, went to prison for something he did not do. Yes, Joseph was a good person, but yet he experiences some trouble in his life. Another good person that was in trouble was Job. Job was an upright man who loved God, but yet he experienced trouble when he lost all of his possessions, cattle, children all with in a 24 hour period. Then he got real sick. Did he do anything wrong? No, but yet he experience some trouble in his life.
Daniel was a good person, but yet he was thrown into the lion’s den. The three Hebrew Boys, some good boys, but yet they were thrown into the fiery furnace. John the Baptist, a good man, but yet he was beheaded. Paul and Silas, a two good men, but yet they thrown into prison for preaching the gospel. And last but not least, Jesus Christ, a good man, but better yet, the Son of God, who did nothing wrong, but yet he was crucified on the cross. But thank God, that in three day, Jesus rose up out of the grave with all power in his hands which let us know that no matter what trouble you may find yourself in, just know that God is able to help you rise above and have the victory over your troubles. So the question is, what should we do when we find ourselves in trouble?
When we find ourselves in trouble, we need to go to the Lord in prayer. Psalm 121:1-2 says, I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
We need to go to the Lord in prayer when we find ourselves in trouble because it is the Lord who can deliver us out our troubles.
Psalm 34: 4-6 says, “I sought the Lord and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto him and were lightened; and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.
Psalm 34:17 says, “The righteous cry and the Lord heareth and delivereth them out of all their troubles.”
Psalm 91:15 says, “He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, and honor him.”
Psalm 34:19 says, Many are the affliction of the righteous; but the Lord delivered him out of them all.”
No matter what type of trouble you may find yourself in, just know that the Lord is able to help you and deliver you out of all your troubles. In matter of fact, when you look at each letter in the word trouble, it gives us some instruction what you should do while you are in trouble.