While growing to my version of maturity, wisdom from several sources opined,
“Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you!”
The earliest version is dated 1780, sent by John Adams in a letter to his wife, Abigail.
Job nailed the abundance of life’s troubles with this wisdom:
Job 5:7 “Yet man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.”
When we learn the truth that in this earthly life, trouble is the norm, life becomes a lot simpler and our heart in less turmoil over current troubles. Our minds will be more at peace if we leave worries over the future in God’s hands. After all, He knows the future.
“It is always hard to see the purpose in wilderness wanderings until after they are over.” Attributed to John Bunyan.
As you journey along your troubled path, do you ever ask; “God, why is this happening to me?” In this life, you may never know the purpose of the event, but God does.
Bunyan was acquainted with trouble, having served 13 years in a British prison for refusing to accept a license from the Crown to preach Christ. His story is one of heart and stellar achievement via his work, The Pilgrims Progress. Bunyan and you and I can look back over life and see some of the harmonies of living and know it was not in vain.
The gifted lyricist, Ira Stanphill, wrote 550 songs during his lifetime. One image looms large in my mind. Ira, standing on a street corner in San Diego, had just left is lawyers office, holding divorce papers in his hand, tears running down his face, asked, “God, why, O why?” He says at that moment; God brought his all-time favorite song to his heart. God gave him a song in his dark night experience. Here’s a bit of the song:
“We’ll talk it over in the bye and bye; we’ll talk it over my Lord and I.
I’ll ask the reasons, “He’ll tell me why when we talk it over in the bye and bye.”
"Mansion Over the Hilltop," “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow," "Suppertime," "Follow Me," "Room at the Cross," “He Washed My Eyes With Tears,” are, but a few of the grand songs of the faith that came from the heart via the pen.
In your darkest troubles, Jesus is working His purpose. He will explain it later.
Correct IT Work. Oral Deckard