Posted by: Pure Glory | 01/17/2023

What Is Your Response To Trouble?

by Hazel Straub

When life is cold and stormy, relationships tested and fraying, betrayed, short of money, sick and tired, do you despair or see these circumstances, as opportunities? Two people can face the same challenges but view them completely differently. One despairs, loses heart, grows bitter feeling victimized, throws a self-pity party and shakes their fists in frustration. They relied on their own wit, strength and strategies, without success. The other one looks and sees the stage set for major change, due to God’s intervention. This one, dies to their flesh, pride, and independent ways. Instead they envision troubles as an opportunity and expect God to shine and get the glory. It is at the darkest hour that they see how only God can deal with the insurmountable problems, healing, restoring, and bringing new life.

Troubles can be the catalyst for personal, family, church, city and national new life. Restoration and revival happen when God’s people unite in humbling themselves, change their minds and turn away from their sins, cry out to God for mercy and seek him with all their hearts, putting him first. Your response brings either life or death.

“If I ever shut off the supply of rain from the skies or order the locusts to eat the crops or send a plague on my people, and my people, my God-defined people, respond by humbling themselves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives, I’ll be there ready for you: I’ll listen from heaven, forgive their sins, and restore their land to health.” (2 Chronicles 7:13–14 MSG)

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  1. Restoration happens when God’s people humble themselves and pray. 🙏🏾

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  2. Amen!

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  3. You have no idea how timely this is. God does, praise His name. To the literal minute of tragic news just received. I was so tempted to call, text, act a fool, etc. I ran to God instead. In my anger, feelings of being perplexed (not in despair-declaring by faith), hurt, hurt for everyone affected by this news just received. Thank you for your submission and obedience in writing these words. May God continue to bless and keep you. 🙏🏽

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  4. You’ve just blessed a soul. Challenges are stepping stones to success. You are right, it all depends on the way we view things. Some Israelites saw themselves as grasshoppers before the Canaanites while Joshua and Caleb saw a land flowing with milk and honey. Everyone gets what they see. Thank you🙏

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    • Chris, you are welcome! We are overcomers!!!

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  5. May the Holy Spirit not depart from the world! Thank you for liking my blog posts. Sometimes I make posts even though I am mentally unwell and opinionated. I try not to argue over theology, but I just try to preach about humility, with what little humility I have left. God bless you!

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