The earth is filled with trouble but God has made provision for us in the "time of trouble"! The Bible never tells us that the journey of faith is without trouble, in fact, it says just the opposite. We are in this world but are not of this world.
The Just shall live by Faith and we walk by Faith, not by sight. Peter makes it clear in his writings that our Faith will be tried by fire. The fire burns away the flesh that our Spirit man can shine through the darkness of this world!! Notice what David says about trouble on this earth;
"For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock."(Psalm 27:5)
Trouble can make us weary, depressed, disillusioned, down and out in every way!! If your trouble seems to come to stay, in time your friends will start dropping off your train, one by one, it will come down to you and God!! In the "time of trouble" trust God to hide you and set you up on the ROCK!!! Go to the Word of God, read it, believe it, receive it and God will take you through the fire without you being burned and through the water but you will not drown!!!
"When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee." (Isaiah 43:2)
David experienced times of trouble just like us but he also learned the secret of strength in God which surpasses anything we will ever find within ourselves!!!
"I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." (Psalms 27:13)
God's Goodness is also in the earth, ask for it, believe for it and by Faith look for it because it is on its way to you NOW!!! GOD IS GOOD....that's all....
Scott L. Boatner