My cousin, Mel Branham, sent a note to me dealing with trouble. Job accepted trouble in life as normal and so must we. Job stated his take this way:
Job 5:7 “Yet man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.”
In other words, you can count on trouble.
Someone counters, “But Job’s talking about the Old Testament.”
‘Touché,’ so let's look at the genuine OT and NT expert:
John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
Jesus assured us that being a Christian does not exclude us from the common suffering of all Adam’s offspring. Tribulation is the worst kind of trouble.
Here’s my cousin’s take on how to handle trouble:
“If there is no way out with Grace; endure with Grace.” Mel Branham.
Jesus taught us this principle during His prayer in the garden when Satan was tormenting Him. Note:
Matthew 26:39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will."
Enduring “troubles” with grace is one of the means God uses to impact those who are watching. Grace attitudes while enduring trouble has led many people to Christ!
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