When Trouble Comes
There is never any need for any of us to look for trouble; it somehow has a way of finding us. Trouble comes at the least expected time. Trouble is rude, it does not care what else is going on in our lives at the time, it just shows up unannounced and in full force. When trouble arises it seems to take all of our attention and energy, and we tend to focus on the present trouble than we do the things that are pressing in our lives. So what do we do when trouble comes? We have tried to run from trouble, hide from trouble, and even act like trouble did not exist, but it was still there. When trouble comes that is the time to go to The Lord and allow Him to handle our trouble for us.
The Scripture reminds us that, in the time of trouble He shall hide us in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide us; He shall set us up upon a rock. I encourage you today to remember that you have a place to go to when trouble comes. You have a God who will take care of you in the time of trouble, and He will hide you in His pavilion, in the secret of His tabernacle. When God takes care of you and shields you, trouble will not be able to find you, or touch you. When trouble comes do not run to people who's help will be limited, but run to God who's help is limitless and powerful.
You will not be able to keep trouble from finding you, but you are able to find yourself in the presence of God, and He will set you up upon a rock that is higher than any trouble you are facing. I am so glad that I know that trouble is ever present, but God is bigger than the trouble that tries to get to me, and He has a secret place just for me.
Since I find my peace in the secret place that The Lord has for me, and sets me upon a rock where trouble cannot reach me I have no doubt, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord thank you for hiding me and shielding me in the time of trouble. Thank you for always being there for me. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY