In Times of Trouble, God’s Trusting Child May Say:
Written by Mike Sproul on Aug 14, 2018
We all go through different trials in life. I had a teacher who taught us you are either heading into a storm, in the middle of a storm or coming out of a storm. It is important to understand that the storms of life are being used by God to help us in our santification. Sanctification is God’s will for us. To “sanctify” something is to set it apart for special use; to “sanctify” a person is to make him holy. So next time you are heading into one of life’s storms remember:
First: He brought me here; it is by His will I am in this strait place; in that will I rest.
Next: He will keep me here in His love, and give me grace in this trial to behave as His child.
Then: He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me the lessons He intends me to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow.
Last: In His good time He will bring me out again—how and when He knows.
Say: I am here 1) By God’s appointment. 2) In His keeping. 3) Under His training. 4) For His time.
Psalm 50:15 “and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
Andrew Murray “Would you be troubled, look within: would you be distracted, look around; would you be restful-look above.”
Quite tension is not trust, it is simply compressed anxiety.