Saturday, May 16, 2015
How To Treat Trouble
Decide to face everything that comes not in a spirit of resignation but in a spirit of rejoicing.
There are 3 responses we can make in the presence of trouble: we can rebel against it, resign ourselves to it or we can rejoice in it. Many take the way of rebellion when confronted by trouble – they cry out against the heavens and question the justice of God, believing they have good cause to do so. It is an understandable reaction, of course – but it is not the Christian way. Others resign themselves to the situation and say such things as: Well, what will be will be. There is no point in crying over split milk. I will just have to grin and bear it. But resignation is not the Christian way either – although many believers think it is. Beneath all resignation simmers an unconscious resentment. It cannot always be observed and it is sometimes so deeply repressed that it cannot even be felt – but it is there nevertheless.
The Christian way of facing trouble is the way of Rejoicing. When the worst comes to the worst, we are not just to put up with it, but Rejoice in it. And if we can’t – then we still have a vital lesson to learn.
No matter how bad Tommy makes me feel – THANK YOU GOD, PRAISE TO THE LORD, BLESS YOU GOD…slowly…day by day…I am inching towards the finish line…even though I have missed the deadlines. REJOICE!
Posted by yingze at 5:51 PM