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We will experience trouble

We all experience trouble in our life. How we choose to react to those difficult times, is within our control. How will you respond? Here is a note from Oswald Chambers…

God does not keep man immune from
trouble; He Says–“I will be with him in trouble.” It does not matter what actual troubles in the extreme form get hold of a man’s life, not most them can separate him from his relationship to
God. We are “more than conquerors in an these things.” Paul is not talking of imaginary things, but of things that are desperately actual; and he says we are super-victors in the midst of them not
by our ingenuity, or by our courage, or by anything other than the fact that not one of them affects our relationship to God in Jesus Christ. Rightly or wrongly, we are where we are, exactly in the condition we are in. I am sorry for the
Christian who has not something in his circumstances he wishes was not there.

“Shall tribulation . . .?” Let tribulation be what it may – exhausting, galling, it is not able to separate us from the love of God. Never let cares or tribulations separate you from the fact that God
loves you.

“Shall anguish . . .?” -can God’s love hold when everything says that His love is a lie, and that there is no such thing as justice?

“Shall famine . . .?” -can we not only believe in the love of God but be more than conquerors, even while we are being starved?

Either Jesus Christ is a deceiver and Paul deluded, or some extraordinary thing happens to a man who holds on to the love of God when the odds are against God’s character. Logic is silenced in the face of every one of these things. Only one thing can account for it – the Love of God in Christ. “Out of the wreck I rise” every time-

–Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest Journal – May 19
Published by Discovery House Publishers – 1935

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