God Walks With Us Through Troubles

Yesterday, I was talking with a lady where I work. I asked if she was ready for Christmas?
She replied, “Yes, we just don’t have it this year.”
In other words; there was no money to purchase gifts.
She isn’t the only person in that position. Christmas is a beautiful season… we listen to the music, we watch the ads and everyone is filled with good cheer. But, underneath, lots of people struggle with Christmas. It can be a tough time if money is short or a loved one has passed away or, if someone is going through a divorce.
The Psalmist was familiar with tough times. In Psalms 138:7 he writes, “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou wilt revive me; Thou wilt stretch forth Thy hand against the wrath of my enemies, And Thy right hand will save me.”
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble…” We don’t know what the Psalmist was going through, but he was in the midst of trouble. Ever been there? Most of us, if not all of us have. Life isn’t always “sunny skies and sandy beaches.”
But, the Psalmist said, “even though I walk in trouble… THOU wilt revive me.” David was confident the Lord would see him through the adversity he was experiencing.
God will do the same for us. That doesn’t mean our troubles are over. Sometimes, God doesn’t remove the troubles but walks with us through them.
So today, we can be confident that whatever we are facing, God will be with us. God will walk us through it.
“God did not promise, skies always blue,
Flower strewn pathways all our lives through;
God did not promise sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
But God has promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, Light for the way.”

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