|God Loves You|
"The righteous person may have troubles but the Lord delivers him from them all." Psalm 34:18
To be righteous is to be considered without sin before God. No one can become righteous on his own, we are all sinners. God in his grace calls us righteous as part of his gift of salvation; he counts us as righteousness on the basis of Christ's work on our behalf through his life and death which paid for our unrighteousness.
When we come to God through faith we have blessings and eternal life but we still live in a world ruled by evil and we still face troubles. Our troubles are not because we have lost God's blessing, or because we have sinned and must be punished. The saints of old all experienced troubles; even the Apostle Paul sought relief from a chronic condition but was not healed, instead he was given grace; The Lord said, "My grace is enough for you for my power is made perfect in weakness." ( 2 Corinthians 12:9).
The Father allows us to go through troubles because he loves us.
The troubles we face are good because...
- They cause us to learn things we would never understand otherwise.
- They give us perspective.
- They help us become sympathetic to other peoples difficulties.
- They cause us to grow up.
- They teach us what is really important.
- They help us to come close to God.
- They teach us lessons of life.
Our heavenly Father is in control of all things, and the challenges we face are in his hands. He is the Ruler of the Universe and he is able to deliver.
Sometimes we are rescued from the circumstances and sometimes we are rescued in the circumstances, where we go through the test but with Him and His grace.
The verse does not say when we are delivered. His schedule is different than ours, with Him a "day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day", (2 Peter 3:8).
We must have faith in The Lord. That may sound trite but it is still true. The Almighty has deliverance in store for us in each test. It may be by the miraculous or by the grace to endure the test. Troubles will be with us to the end of our earthly pilgrimage but deliverance is there because God has promised it.
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(c)Adron Dozat 8/20/13