Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: Trouble
Charles Stanley (January-22-2023) Daily Devotional: In Times of Trouble
Even when life is hard, the Lord will always keep us steady if we fix our attention on Him.
Psalm 46:1-11 - God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted. The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah. Come, behold the works of the LORD, Who has wrought desolations in the earth.He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire. ``Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.
Hard times are inevitable in this life. We will lose loved ones. Some of us will face difficult ailments. We may even be wrongfully accused or mistreated. The range of human suffering is broad, but God is a refuge for those who trust Him.
Today’s passage speaks of great calamities. We often feel bewildered during such trials, but having an eternal focus lifts us from despair. God is still the sovereign Lord of the universe. The key to dealing with difficulty lies in trusting the One who is in control of all things.
Our natural impulse is to respond in fear and panic, but the Lord says to trust in Him through the trouble. He also tells us to surrender what we think is right, submitting instead to His plan. Unless our focus remains steady on Jesus, circumstances will overwhelm us.
What is your response when hardships arise? Consider accepting difficulty as a blessing, and let it deepen your relationship with Christ. Whether your current circumstances are good or painful, remember that a time is coming when God will bring all disasters and wars to an end. In the meantime, He is our stronghold in times of trouble.
Kenneth Copeland (April-05-2021) Watch Sermon: God Has the Answers to the Trouble. Are you a part of the answer? Watch Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they share how God has the answers to the trouble that is going on in the world today. He will reveal to each of us how to be a part of the answer!
Joel Osteen - Sermon: Your Trouble is Temporary
If you want to experience breakthrough, you have to live with a “soon” mentality. What you’re up against may look permanent in the natural, but we serve a supernatural God. In a moment, He can make things shift in your favor.
Joel Osteen (July-25-2022) Daily Devotion: Days of Trouble Are Temporary.
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13, NKJV
TODAY'S WORD: In life we all have days of trouble, days of opposition, days of darkness. But the same God who said there will be a day of trouble also said there will be a day when that trouble ends. You may be in difficulty right now. Be encouraged—it’s not permanent. God has set an expiration date to it. You’re in the middle now, but at the appointed time, the end will come. Don’t be overwhelmed by a sickness, or a legal problem, or a situation in your finances—each has an expiration date. It’s one of those days of trouble for which God has a day of deliverance, of healing, of breakthrough.
You can’t control everything that happens to you. Just take your stand in faith, be your best, and trust God to take care of the rest. God has you in the palms of His hands. Right now He’s working out His plan for your life. Don’t get discouraged by the process.
PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Father, thank You for Your promise that You will work out Your plans for my life. Thank You that You have equipped me with armor to withstand the days of trouble. I believe that You have me in the palms of Your hands, and You will get me through. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
TD Jakes - Sermon: Can God Trust You With Trouble - Part 1. In this Christmas story message, Bishop Jakes expounds on dealing with the unexpected. Watch as he unpacks how to remain firm in your purpose in this T.D. Jakes sermon, “Can God Trust You With Trouble?”
Life is complicated. Often, we set plans, expectations, and dreams, only to find them shaken up by sudden detours on the road. These upsets can slow us down and discourage us unless we realize that God is the ultimate Master of our destiny, and He sees our path to the end!
Illustrating this, Bishop Jakes turns to the story of Jesus’ earthly parents, Mary and Joseph. When we think of the Christmas story, we think about the blessing and the miracle and the majesty of God with us. For Mary and Joseph, in that present moment, it was a time of turmoil, uncertainty, and fear. The news of her pregnancy, especially in those times, would have been the biggest disruption imaginable for both Mary and Joseph.
Now, we know that God had the best plan for them – a plan through which He saved the entire world – but it’s often challenging to keep this same outlook in our lives when our own plans are wrecked.
As T.D. Jakes points out, God trusted Mary and Joseph with His great and eternal purpose. Can God trust you? Find out how to remain steady in your purpose in T.D. Jakes’ sermon, “Can God Trust You With Trouble?”