He Is With Us

I am aware that the trouble in life is not looked upon as a good thing. The NLT Bible mentions trouble 254 times. Here are a few,

Job 14:1   “How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble!

Matt. 6:34    “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

I asked Abba why and He said “So you will talk to Me.” We talk but I couldn’t tell you percentages on who listens and who talks. The reason is, as a dismissive type person I can do selective listening, which means I don’t always retain what I hear. I digress, Trouble is when I tend to hear, submit and obey. I listen to a Father who wants good for me. 

I tried to understand why some do not understand that God is involved in hurt, sickness or trouble in general. 

Oswald Chambers puts it well, “God does not give us overcoming life — He gives us life as we overcome. The strain of life is what builds our strength. If there is no strain, there will be no strength.”

Now as to: does God make these things happen? That is trying to understand God from a worldly view. 

Rom. 11:33    Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!

He is showing me better ways to see.