Where Should One Turn In Times of Trouble?

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“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
–Philippians 4:6-7

In times of distress and uncertainty, modern man can turn to MANY different places where he imagines he may find relief.

Some moderns look to the GOVERNMENT to deliver them during times of trouble–forgetting how often it is that government has CAUSED the trouble from which they seek deliverance.

Other moderns turn to the MEDIA for instructions on what to do during times of great anxiety and anxiousness–forgetting how often that the media IS A SOURCE of a great deal of modern stress and anxiety.

Many look to MEDICINE or SCIENCE to devise solutions to whatever thorny problems seem to be burdening mankind–forgetting how often that medicine or science has informed them of ‘thorny problems’ of which they were previously unaware.

Still others believe that answers to problems which plague man might be found by consulting those who work in education; either in the colleges and universities or those who labor below that level.

It is fairly difficult to forget the antics of the academics, even for those who do NOT follow such announcements closely.

And finally, there is a SMALL group who will look to He who created ALL: God.

While others are depending on changes in the monetary policy, government programs or the stock market for deliverance, this SMALL group of men will call out to their God for deliverance.

And their God WILL provide deliverance.

“The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.”
–Psalm 34:17

While others are waiting for what little help man can provide in REAL times of trouble, those who have put their faith in God demonstrate that their faith is well-placed.

Though others will not EVER read about such walkers-of-faith in Satan’s Mouthpiece (the Corporate Media).

Believers KNOW God will take care of them during times of duress. Perhaps that is why Christians do not do a lot of complaining when they face challenges during times of plenty: such faith needs to be tried and, through such trying, increased.

“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.”
–James 1:2-3

God gives believers MANY reassurances in His Word that He WILL provide and protect them in times of trouble.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
–Isaiah 41:10

Better still, the believer has concrete PROOF that God delivers on His many promises made in His Word.

Still, it is very good that God gives His MANY reassurances in His Word.  God understands that much of the time, man is a frightened creature who NEEDS those reassurances.

“The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.  And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.”
–Psalm 9:9-10

WHEN hard times come–and such times are a certainty–to whom OR to where will the reader look for relief?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 23, 2020.]

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