For those of us who have gone through devastating circumstances, to the point where we really didn't think our heart could take much more without failing, these are the times when we need real comfort, the kind of comfort that can bring back complete rest in our hearts.
...and they do more times than not in most of our lives. Life is supposed to be long periods of peace interrupted only be brief periods of difficulty. At least that's the way we hope. What is our immediate response in tough circumstances. Let's dig in to find out the best way.
For almost everyone, when life's circumstances seem overwhelming the question usually arises, 'Why is God allowing this to happen?' Hopefully this series might help in getting some perspective.
I know people bear under a lot of pressure, but without understanding that the Lord truly exists and cares very deeply for you, managing life can become more than overwhelming. When things are so difficult that it's becoming hard to see past today, He carries the load until you're able to shoulder the rest. Let's listen.
We're continuing in Habakkuk. When trouble comes, particularly when the source of the problem seems to be initiated by others, don't be too quick.
Most of us have a preconceived notion as to what life is supposed to look like. When our plans begin to take an unexpected and not so pleasant turn, how we react largely depends on the set of lenses through which we're viewing life. Unbelief is an act of the will, but doubt arises from a broken life, a broken heart. And there is a cure. Life through the lense of Habakkuk.
In Psalm 25 the Lord speaks of those who are willing to allow their will to be bent by Him. That's followed by a direct connection to Him, in turn, coaching and personally instructing them in good judgement, particularly to those who will be placed in positions of authority and have the power to exact good, balanced justice in a society bent on evil. That would be helpful in today's society, bent on destruction.
The time is getting closer. Get ready.
Not by what you see or by what people whisper in your ear. That's the way most people's lives are driven. We're still on the subject of the Holy Spirit. Let's listen.
and in a deep valley, you will be. Are you doing everything right now to deepen the reservoir of truth in your life so you have the equipment to get out the other side of trouble?
We have a tremendous responsibility for which we will be held accountable when we stand before the Living God. But don't fear, the Lord Himself will help us make our way. First let's consider just Who He Is.
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