From Trouble to Triumph 28 June But when they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.
If youre in trouble right now, youre not by yourself. At some time or another, everyone faces trouble. Believers face trouble…and unbelievers face trouble. Its just a part of living in the earth. But heres something you need to know: If youre a believer, you can expect to come out of that trouble in triumph. Thats right. God brings His people out of troubleany kind of trouble. In fact, if youre a born-again child of God, coming out of trouble is one of the benefits of your salvation. Maybe you didnt know that. But the word salvation includes a whole lot more than being born again and going to heaven when you die. It actually means material and temporal deliverance from danger and apprehension; preservation, pardon, restoration, healing, wholeness and soundness. Look at those first few words again: material and temporal deliverance from danger. They leave no doubt about the fact that coming out of trouble is part of our salvation package. But the trouble Im facing is of my own making, you say. Will God deliver me from this mess even though its my own fault? Yes! And its a good thing, because thats usually the way it is. We get into trouble by ourselves and then we turn to Him for help. But, even so, He is always there. We cant wear out His mercy and patience. (If we could have, we already would have!) Second Chronicles 15:4 tells of a time when the people of Israel turned away from God and got themselves in trouble. But then they turned back to God and they found Him. The same will be true for you. When you turn to the Lord and seek Him, you will find Him. God wont say to you, Why are you coming to Me now? Why didnt you talk to Me before you got into this situation? Thats what we deserve to hear, butThank God!He is the God of all mercy. He will always receive you. He will always listen to you. And He will always take you from trouble to triumph!2 Chronicles 8-9; Hebrews 1When I am in trouble, I turn to the Lord and seek Him, and I find Him. 2 Chronicles 15:4
Scripture Reading: 2 Chronicles 15