As long as we live on earth, we will have trouble. That’s a fact. Jesus Himself gave us this promise in John 16:33, “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Some people ask why there is so much trouble in the world, even to people who love God. The news is chocked full of terror as those who would destroy all believers, and are trying to remove the name of Christ, press on with a vengence. The answer is that we live in a fallen and sinful world that’s full of hurt and hatefulness and evil!
Remembering that God is always faithful, go all the way back to Psalm 116:3-4. “The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord; “O Lord, save me.”
Then verse 6 says, “The Lord protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, He saved me.”
Do you know what simplehearted means? It’s not the same thing as a simpleton – a foolish, ignorant or silly person. Dictionary.com defines it as free from deceit; open; frank; sincere. When I Googled simplehearted images for this article, guess what came up? Pictures of babies!
Are you feeling stressed and in trouble? You are not alone! Don’t try to use up every possible resource you can think of trying to solve the problem on your own. Bow yourself before the One who is truly able to help you. Call on the name of the Lord with childlike faith! He and He alone is the answer. Gwen~