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Summary: When you find yourself in trouble, know that God is a refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble.

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Psalm 46:1

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

Money Troubles

Marriage and Realtionship Troubles

Family Troubles

Employment or on the Job troubles

School Troubles

Car Troubles

House Troubles

Church Troubles

Community 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?


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