It is important that we have the right attitude when troubles come our way.
There are many instances in life when we go through trials and tribulations
and because of these problems, we think that life is too unbearable. We
need to renew our mind with Word of God and remember what Psalm 30:5 says,
"…Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning." Never
think about giving up on life because no matter how bad things may seem
right now, God promises that Joy will come in the morning. I encourage you
to be strong and know that your steadfast faith will be greatly rewarded
and in the end will overshadow the problem that was in your life.
This is a good story that shows how we should always be quick to remember
God's promise and know that in the end we will be victorious because of our
faith and trust in the Lord. I hope you will remember this message every
time you feel like life is too hard to handle.
WAIT THREE DAYS
On Easter Monday morning, I paused for a moment on top of the steps leading
to the avenue, now crowded with people rushing to their jobs.
Sitting in her usual place inside a small archway was the old flower lady.
At her feet, corsages and boutonnieres were parading on top of a spread-
The flower lady was smiling, her wrinkled old face alive with some inner joy.
I started down the stairs--then on an impulse, turned and picked out a flower.
As I put it in my lapel, I said, "You look happy."
"Why not?" she answered. "Everything is good."
She was dressed so shabbily and seemed so very old that her reply startled me.
"You've been sitting here for many years now, haven't you? And always
smiling. You wear your troubles well."
"You can't reach my age and not have troubles," she replied. "Only it's
like Jesus and Good Friday..." She paused for a moment.
"Yes?" I prompted.
"Well, when Jesus was crucified on Good Friday; that was the worst day for
the whole world. When I get troubles, I remember that and then I think of
what happened only three days later - Easter and our Lord rose from the
dead. So when things go wrong, I've learned to wait three days and somehow
everything gets much better."
She smiled good-bye, but her words still follow me whenever I think I have
troubles..."Give God a chance to help...wait three days."
We need to always have the right perspective and know that troubles will
not always be able to keep us down. We will have good days and we will have
bad days, but when the bad days arrive as they always do, it is important
that we have the foresight to see that things will get better. There is
always sunshine after the rain and we need to get the revelation that it's
not the end of the world when a problem comes our way. Be patient and know
that your steadfast faith in the tough times of life will in the end be
rewarded with Joy that is incomprehensible. (Psalm 34:6-8) (John 16:33)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Proverbs 3:5-7 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall
direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart
Psalm 27:11-14 "Teach me Thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path,
because of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine
enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe
out cruelty. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of
the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage,
and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD."
Ephesians 6:10-14 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the
power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and
blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of
the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to
withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore…"
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: MESSAGES TO REMEMBER
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Today's Selected Testimony: THE LORD WILL HELP YOU THROUGH
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry