‘Trouble don’t last always’


Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 2:20 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 2:20 p.m.

Reality tells us that there will be challenges and circumstances that come along in our lives that we will never be able to change or understand.

However, we must never allow those challenges or circumstances to overtake us, but we must be patient and know that “trouble don’t last always.”

Therefore, no matter what we may be going through today or no matter how long it seems that we have been going through rough times, we must remind ourselves that trouble does not last always.

The Bible tells us in James 1:3 that the testing of your faith produces patience.

How can we ever trust in the Lord with all of our heart if our faith and trust are not put to the test? How can we ever get through our challenges, circumstances or troubles if we cannot learn to be patient?

As I said, there will be challenges and circumstances in our lives that we will never be able to understand or change; however, it is at those times that we must encourage ourselves in the Lord.

Let’s face it — there are some things in life that are designed for us to go through without any help from anybody but God.

Why?

Because my test is not your test and your test is not mine, but make no mistake, we will all be tested.

Are you hearing me today?

Let me say this. Challenges and circumstances don’t last always and change will certainly come if we continue to place all of our confidence and trust in God.

Therefore, let us not become frustrated, but operate in patience and realize that no matter how difficult our challenges and circumstances may be, we will overcome them as long as we trust God.

No matter what we go through as believers, we will ultimately obtain the victory, but only if we follow the path that God has designed for us and understand that we must be patient.

Let me conclude by saying this.

Although our journey seems long and at times full of discouragement, let us not be discouraged by others or even ourselves, but encourage ourselves in the Lord and know that “trouble don’t last always.”

Pastor Ron Jones is pastor of New And Living Way Outreach Ministries at 1145 E. University Ave. in Gainesville.

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