Monday, August 14, 2017

BOOK: Exhortations
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Volume 8 ... #25
Learning to Live Trouble Free Lives

In November, 2016, a young woman wrote me telling me of many troubles in her life.  (each seemed based on lack of money to buy items she thought she needed)  Inwardly she probably hoped I would send her money.

But money was not what she needed.

What she needed was to learn how to take each trouble to God and talk with HIM and let HIM settle her and provide answer to the problem.  


Each of us who belong to God must learn to do this and continue to do this to the end of our time on this earth.  

Thus we overcome through God... through prayer... through believing in God... through any word God gives us by HIS Spirit.   

Paul said:  "My God will supply all your need ..."  (Phil. 4)

The problem:  We think we need something when we don't need it ... If we need it, we have it ... 

... and having food and raiment let us be therewith content ... I Tim. 6:8  


Phil. 4:6-7

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 


Every time the trouble comes to mind, pray ... If it comes again to mind, pray ...

This is a good opportunity to connect with God and to really learn to trust God and to depend on God.

When we trust God this way, constant in prayer about troubles, we will settle those troubles with God ... then we won't be telling other people our trouble because we won't have any trouble when we learn to settle each trouble with God, one problem at a time.

This works!


I can seriously tell you that I do not have any problem nor trouble, at this point in time.  I had several things to work through the week I wrote this, but I worked through each problem through prayer and doing what I felt led to do in each situation, so at the time I'm writing this, there is no problem left.  Certainly more problems can be expected to come if we are still living on this earth, but our comfort is knowing God helps us and we turn to HIM, as Paul told us to do. 

There are many troubles in this life but if we will take each concern to God and work through that trouble with God as our source, then peace comes and often God will give us a direction to take at that point in time and the issue is solved by the direction we take that is given by God.  Sometimes there is nothing to do but the fact that we trusted God and took the issue to God brings us the peace we need.

Either way, we live trouble free lives through prayer and faith in God ... taking all our cares to God, one care at a time.

This type of connection to God is critical for us. 

The wrath of God is appointed to come upon this world.  We are accounted "worthy to escape" that wrath because of our watchfulness and prayer, connecting us constantly to God.  

We must learn to live this way at all times.

If you have any concern at all right now, you are not doing this. 

You must STOP and pray, settling the matter with God.