There’s no doubt that we’ll have trouble until we die—so we need to plan for it. No amount of money or power will make it go away. How we handle it will either break us or make us stronger. Trouble comes in many forms—our own sin, the sins of others, or the ill effects of sin upon the earth—like sickness or natural disaster. Since trouble is inevitable, we must prepare for it. Our best preparation is to be close to God.

God is the wisest answer to all our troubles. If we don’t have Him, we’ll constantly live with trouble-inflicted spiritual disability. We don’t have to live impaired by sin. However, we must recognize that we can’t possess the light of God if godlessness is darkening our life. When He lights His fire in us, we begin to prefer Him over the cold darkness. In His strength, we become mighty warriors. He fuses all the cracks in our armor with Himself and makes our weaknesses the strongest part of who we are. We find His strength when we forsake evil and “pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness” and we become warriors to “fight the good fight of the faith.” (1 Timothy 6:11-12a)

When we turn away from whatever separates us from God, He infuses us with His strength. Whether our greatest weakness is a form of overt evil or it’s the sneaky deception of worry, fear and doubt—in order to get close to God, we must let it all go. There are no shortcuts. God cannot be bribed, bought or tricked. He’s not stupid or blind. Furthermore, what He offers us is better than sin. He loves us more than we love ourselves. If we have worry or fear—we must confess and ask God to help us forsake our doubt of Him. Anything that makes our trouble bigger than it should be is also making God smaller than He is.

The closer we get to Him, the more He is our strength and the less trouble—troubles us!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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