God’s Promises In Times Of Trouble
by Rev. R.E. Fuller
There are over 8000 promises in the bible. We can rest assured that God’s promises are not casual promises like you and I make. They are rock solid commitments! Let’s look at some of God’s promises in times of “Trouble.”
The word “Trouble” is a state of distress, affliction, danger or need. Trouble is also referred to as a malfunction or being distressed. A lot of times we hear “in trouble.” How many times have we heard (A certain person) is in trouble.
Psalm 9:9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. The word refuge means that God is a stronghold or a high tower. There are place that we can go and people that we can turn to, but the Lord is the safest and strongest refuge that we can put our trust in.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
God is abundantly available for us 24/7. He is ready and willing all of the time! How many of us, time after time, try to handle things on our own? When we finally realize that we can’t handle troubles on our own, what do we end up doing? Yes, we turn it over to God. He’s always willing and waiting.
Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. We encounter things in life just like king David did. We have people that are against us. We have situations that arise that we didn’t see coming. Sometimes we bring trouble on ourselves. But if we trust in the Lord, He will guide us through. Even our hears are overwhelmed with trouble, God gives us the promise of the Holy Spirit!
John 14:15-31 If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: be ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; be ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come [again] unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
Jesus had told His disciples that He would soon be leaving and that God would be sending them “another comforter” to abide with us forever. This comforter is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not a force or a thing, it is God and Jesus!
Are you troubled about something or are you in trouble and need help? Would you like some PEACE and COMFORT during your times of trouble? Do you know God, the Son and the Holy Spirit? If no, come to the comforter and “Let not your heart be troubled!!!”