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Friday, May 2, 2014

Think About It

Troubles Come…

Troubles come to everyone. It doesn’t matter who you are, how much money you have, who you know, trouble will find you. Trouble also comes in various forms, some are small, others can be large but the size doesn’t matter, trouble in any form can be quite a burden. Since the beginning of time, people have experienced trouble. Sometimes we call these troubles hardships. Adam and Eve had a son that killed his brother. I don’t know what that must have been like, but I’m sure that as a parent it would have been a horrific hardship. The Bible does not shield us from the troubles that families and individuals have. The ugliness of human relationships is quite clear. Sadly, many of the troubles that come our way come through our own actions or the action of someone close to us. We can also compound our trouble by the way that we try to solve them. Remember Cain and Able? They were Adam and Eve’s sons. Cain experienced trouble when his offering to God wasn’t accepted like that of his brother Able. How did he deal with it? Out of anger he killed him. Problem solved? No, in fact it just created more. That’s what happens when we attempt to solve the troubles that come our way in our own strength and ability.

There’s another story about two disciples who were walking together after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. They were facing troubles as their whole world had been turned upside down. Confused and troubled they were considering what to do next. Suddenly Jesus started to walk with them and although they didn’t know it was him, they started to discuss the troubles that they had been experiencing with him. As he explained the Scriptures to them they started to understand their troubles in the light of God’s plan. After Jesus left them they acknowledged how their hearts were warmed by his words. The point is simple. When we start to see our troubles through a relationship with the creator of all things, the trouble some how takes on a different perspective and we have the ability to go through them. Think about it.

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Oh how true. Life the way we see it when we start out is not how it goes as we grow older. We are our own worse enemy and family can come 2nd. But life is still good with our eyes on Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Ok first story of adam and eve having two kids cain and able. Where pray tell did the rest of humanity come from? And secondly ever hear of The Egyptian god Osiris? Born of a virgin died was resurrected 3 days later sound familiar? You act as if these stories are facts. You know what mythology is? Its a dead religion. What I am hoping will happen to Christianity in my time. So sick of antiquated supernatural malarkey, and hokum being passed off as truth. By a bunch of con artists preaching high moral values whilst taking advantage of gullible dim wits. In a global get rich quick scheme. And sick of the gullible buggers, being so bamboozled, that they become delusional, to the point of idiocy. All you bible thumping sheep, learn about the history of your religion. The real history. And see how bloody appealing it is after words.

Anonymous said...

I thank God 2:21 I do not have your mentality!!!!

Anonymous said...

say what you will 2:21:OO I prefer the road I am taking.