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The Blessing of Trouble

Psalm 46:1 few days and full of trouble

 

1.    Common to Mankind

a.    Since Adam and Eve

b.    Ground was cursed, pain, death, thorns

2.    Trouble is Good

a.    Saints suffered

b.    Fire purifies the gold

3.    There is Blessing in Trouble

a.    Correction for sin

b.    Restored fellowship

c.    Make strong Christians

d.    Brings comfort from friends

4.    Eternal Rewards for Suffering

a.    2 Corinthians 4:17

b.    Matthew 5:11-12

 

How to Handle Trouble

1.    Profit by your trouble

a.    James 1:2-4 count it all joy

2.    Submit joyfully

a.    Romans 5:3 glory in tribulation

b.    Matthew 5:11-12

3.    Confess and Forsake any known sin

a.    Trouble is time to examine your life

b.    You have time to make corrections

4.    Pray for those who cause you trouble

a.    Heap coals of fire on their head

b.    Pray for enemies

5.    Take your troubles to God

a.    1 Peter 5:7

6.    Leave it there

a.    Cast = throw, toss, you have to let go

b.    Donít pick it up again



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