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Nahum 1: 7-8

The Lord is good,
a stronghold in the day of trouble;
he knows those who take refuge in him.

But with an overflowing flood
he will make a complete end of the adversaries,
and will pursue his enemies into darkness.

 

Bueno es el SEÑOR,
          una fortaleza en el día de la angustia,
          y conoce a los que en El se refugian.

 Pero con inundación desbordante
          pondrá fin a Nínive,
          y perseguirá a sus enemigos aun en las tinieblas.

 

God does know who is with and who is against Him. Some may be able to “fake” there way in this world, but God knows. My only hiding place is God. My only comfort is God. Everything I have is from God, and I can only praise God. All honor and praise to God!

 

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Job 3

Start Speaking any Language in 10 Days

At last Job spoke, and he cursed the day of his birth. He said:

“Let the day of my birth be erased,

and the night I was conceived.

Let that day be turned to darkness.

Let it be lost even to God on high,

and let no light shine on it.

Let the darkness and utter gloom claim that day for its own.

Let a black cloud overshadow it,

and let the darkness terrify it.

Let that night be blotted off the calendar,

never again to be counted among the days of the year,

never again to appear among the months.

Let that night be childless.

Let it have no joy.

Let those who are experts at cursing—

whose cursing could rouse Leviathan—

curse that day.

Let its morning stars remain dark.

Let it hope for light, but in vain;

may it never see the morning light.

Curse that day for failing to shut my mother’s womb,

for letting me be born to see all this trouble.

“Why wasn’t I born dead?

Why didn’t I die as I came from the womb?

Why was I laid on my mother’s lap?

Why did she nurse me at her breasts?

Had I died at birth, I would now be at peace.

I would be asleep and at rest.

I would rest with the world’s kings and prime ministers,

whose great buildings now lie in ruins.

I would rest with princes, rich in gold,

whose palaces were filled with silver.

Why wasn’t I buried like a stillborn child,

like a baby who never lives to see the light?

For in death the wicked cause no trouble,

and the weary are at rest.

Even captives are at ease in death,

with no guards to curse them.

Rich and poor are both there,

and the slave is free from his master.

“Oh, why give light to those in misery,

and life to those who are bitter?

They long for death, and it won’t come.

They search for death more eagerly than for hidden treasure.

They’re filled with joy when they finally die,

and rejoice when they find the grave.

Why is life given to those with no future,

those God has surrounded with difficulties?

I cannot eat for sighing;

my groans pour out like water.

What I always feared has happened to me.

What I dreaded has come true.

I have no peace, no quietness.

I have no rest; only trouble comes.”

Después de esto abrió Job su boca, y maldijo su día. Y exclamó Job, y dijo:

Perezca el día en que yo nací, y la noche en que se dijo: Varón es concebido.

Sea aquel día sombrío, y no cuide de él Dios desde arriba, ni claridad sobre él resplandezca.

Aféenlo tinieblas y sombra de muerte; repose sobre él nublado, que lo haga horrible como día caliginoso.

Ocupe la oscuridad aquella noche; no sea contada entre los días del año, ni venga en el número de los meses.

¡Oh que fuera aquella noche solitaria, que no viniera canción alguna en ella!

Maldíganla los que maldicen el día, los que se aprestan para levantar su llanto.

Oscurézcanse las estrellas de su alba; espere la luz, y no venga, ni vea los párpados de la mañana:

Por cuanto no cerró las puertas del vientre de mi madre, ni escondió de mis ojos la miseria.

¿Por qué no morí yo en la matriz, o entregué el espíritu al salir del vientre?

¿Por qué me recibieron las rodillas? ¿Y para qué los pechos para que mamase?

Pues ahora yacería yo, y reposaría; dormiría, y entonces tendría reposo,

con los reyes y con los consejeros de la tierra, que edifican para sí lugares desolados;

o con los príncipes que poseían el oro, que llenaban sus casas de plata.

O ¿por qué no fui escondido como abortado, como los pequeñitos que nunca vieron la luz?

Allí los impíos dejan de perturbar, y allí descansan los de agotadas fuerzas.

Allí reposan juntos los cautivos; no oyen la voz del opresor.

Allí están el chico y el grande; y el siervo es libre de su señor.

¿Para qué se da luz al trabajado, y vida al amargado de alma,

que esperan la muerte, y ella no llega, aunque la buscan más que a tesoros enterrados;

que se alegran sobremanera, y se gozan, cuando hallan el sepulcro?

¿Para qué se da luz al hombre que no sabe por dónde va, y al cual Dios ha acorralado?

Pues antes que mi pan viene mi suspiro; y mis gemidos corren como aguas.

Porque el temor que me espantaba me ha venido, y me ha acontecido lo que yo temía.

No he tenido paz, no me aseguré, ni estuve reposado; no obstante me vino turbación.

Should we as Christians be depressed? Should we ever wish we were not born? Should we wish that God would kill us?

Job did!

Job was a man of God, and he wished these things.

Why is it when we have deep despair that some people feel they need to tell us that we shouldn’t because we are not supposed to? Does it say in the Word of God that we shouldn’t feel deep despair? I have never seen it.

It is what we do with these feelings that matters. If we run out and steal to provide, we are wrong. If we try to commit suicide, that is against God’s Word. If we fall on our knees and cry out to our Father in Heaven and our Lord Jesus, Yes, that is what we must do.

God allows us to go through storms and to feel deep despair. We will then realize all we really have is Him. He is the only one who can help…and HE WILL.

If you are feeling deep despair over health, finances, family issues, or anything else, it is ok–tell God what you are feeling. You can have those feelings, but tell God and ask for Him to help.

The next time someone who thinks they know that God and the Bible says you shouldn’t feel these feelings, send them to the book of Job. Ask them if they think they are more of, or even as much as a man or woman of God as Job was. He felt the feelings and voiced it. God listened. Jobs friends tried to tell him the same things your friends may be trying to tell you.

Read the end of the book of Job. The friends were reprimanded by God and Job was blessed immeasurably.

It is ok–you can feel despair.

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Psalm 77:1-3

1I will cry unto God with my voice, Even unto God with my voice; and he will give ear unto me.

2In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: My hand was stretched out in the night, and slacked not; My soul refused to be comforted.

3I remember God, and am disquieted: I complain, and my spirit is overwhelmed. Selah

1  Con mi voz clamé a Dios, a Dios clamé, y Él me escuchó. 2 Al Señor busqué en el día de mi angustia; mi mal corría de noche y no cesaba; mi alma rehusó el consuelo. 3 Me acordaba de Dios, y me turbaba; me quejaba, y desmayaba mi espíritu. (Selah)

Sometimes it feels like God is far away. He isn’t, it could be we are far away from Him. When we cry out, He hears us. I needed this today, and I believe there are others who also needed this Word. Be quiet and know that God is Lord and will take care of us.

 

 

 

 

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2 Corinthians 1:4-6

4Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted of God. 5For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds by Christ. 6And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.

4 el cual nos consuela en todas nuestras tribulaciones, para que podamos nosotros consolar a los que están en cualquier angustia, con la consolación con que nosotros mismos somos consolados de Dios. 5 Porque de la manera que abundan en nosotros las aflicciones de Cristo, así abunda también por Cristo nuestra consolación. 6 Pues si somos atribulados, es por vuestra consolación y salvación; la cual es eficaz para soportar las mismas aflicciones que nosotros también padecemos; o si somos consolados, es por vuestra consolación y salvación.

There has been a problem at times when one Christian seeing another one facing difficulties. It could be a bad medical issue, house burns, car breaks down, etc… The tendency is to say they are doing something wrong. This is not always the case. Sometimes God allows bad things to happen to His people for His Glory. Take a look at Job; he was completely righteous, but he had everything taken from him. He kept praising God and in the end, he was rewarded. Just because someone has cancer, or a child died, or some other bad thing happened, it doesn’t mean God is attacking that person. He has a plan, and it is way beyond any of our plans, thoughts and ideas. Be careful what you say and do; because God will judge you on them in time.

 

 

 

 

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Psalm 46:1-3

1God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

2Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change, And though the mountains be shaken into the heart of the seas;

3Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, Though the mountains tremble with the swelling thereof. Selah

1 Dios es nuestro refugio y fortaleza,
nuestro pronto auxilio en las tribulaciones.
2 Por tanto, no temeremos aunque la tierra sufra cambios,
y aunque los montes se deslicen al fondo de los mares;
3 aunque bramen y se agiten sus aguas,
aunque tiemblen los montes con creciente enojo.

Selah
Dependency and trust in God is our main priority. Without Him, we have and are nothing. No matter the circumstances, if we put our trust in Him, we will overcome. Pray this prayer and trust that He will!

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Psalm 142

1 I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

2I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.

3When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.

4I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

5I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

6Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

7Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

1 Clamo al SEÑOR con mi voz;
con mi voz suplico al SEÑOR.
2 Delante de El expongo mi queja;
en su presencia manifiesto mi angustia.
3 Cuando mi espíritu desmayaba dentro de mí,
tú conociste mi senda.
En la senda en que camino
me han tendido una trampa.
4 Mira a la derecha, y ve,
porque no hay quien me tome en cuenta;
no hay refugio para mí;
no hay quien cuide de mi alma.
5 A ti he clamado, SEÑOR;
dije: Tú eres mi refugio,
mi porción en la tierra de los vivientes.
6 Atiende a mi clamor,
porque estoy muy abatido;
líbrame de los que me persiguen,
porque son más fuertes que yo.
7 Saca mi alma de la prisión,
para que yo dé gracias a tu nombre;
los justos me rodearán,
porque tú me colmarás de bendiciones.

If we keep our eyes on the Lord, He hears our pleads. He will guide and lead us. He will not allow evil to overcome us, but we must seek Him in all we do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daniel 12:1-4

1And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. 2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. 4But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

1 En aquel tiempo se levantará Miguel, el gran príncipe que vela sobre los hijos de tu pueblo. Será un tiempo de angustia cual nunca hubo desde que existen las naciones hasta entonces; y en ese tiempo tu pueblo será librado, todos los que se encuentren inscritos en el libro. 2 Y muchos de los que duermen en el polvo de la tierra despertarán, unos para la vida eterna, y otros para la ignominia, para el desprecio eterno. 3 Los entendidos brillarán como el resplandor del firmamento, y los que guiaron a muchos a la justicia, como las estrellas, por siempre jamás. 4 Pero tú, Daniel, guarda en secreto estas palabras y sella el libro hasta el tiempo del fin. Muchos correrán de aquí para allá, y el conocimiento aumentará.

We are living in this time Daniel speaks of. We cannot lay back and just let evil win. We need to pray and trust that our Father will lead us in the path that will glorify Him. By doing so, we will see eternal happiness and others will too. God doesn’t want any men or women going to hell. Hell was made just for satan and his followers. Let’s tell people the way and the truth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daniel 12:1-3

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.

En aquel tiempo se levantará Miguel, el gran príncipe que vela sobre los hijos de tu pueblo. Será un tiempo de angustia cual nunca hubo desde que existen las naciones hasta entonces; y en ese tiempo tu pueblo será librado, todos los que se encuentren inscritos en el libro. Y muchos de los que duermen en el polvo de la tierra despertarán, unos para la vida eterna, y otros para la ignominia, para el desprecio eterno. Los entendidos brillarán como el resplandor del firmamento, y los que guiaron a muchos a la justicia, como las estrellas, por siempre jamás.

These days are now;people need to awaken. I have been facing some major obstacles recently and a time of trouble. I have watched as people are having to choose. There is no more “walking the fence”. Either we are on God’s side or against. I have been blessed and my blessings are from God through Jesus Christ. I will trust in His plan and walk in His will. There really is no other way! Jesus will shine in all and through all, because all evil will be swept to hell very soon. Know it!!!!

 

 

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Psalm 107:13-14

Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bands asunder.

Entonces en su angustia clamaron al SEÑOR y El los salvó de sus aflicciones; los sacó de las tinieblas y de la sombra de muerte y rompió sus ataduras.

Today is a day I am also crying out to God. It seems that we are attacked in so many ways and I find my “old nature” popping up at times. I seek your prayers today as I am feeling distress and darkness. I have decisions I need to make and I ask your prayers that the devil would leave us be. I know that Jesus is with us and attacks will come, but…. Thank you for your prayers.

 

 

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