Sometimes you are in serious trouble and you pray and God speaks. He tells you what to do and by doing it, all becomes well.
Truth be told, He has been speaking LONG BEFORE you found yourself in hot soup.
"Don't go that way"
You didn't hear
"Don't say that"
You weren't listening. You entered into the trouble
"Stop doing that and come out now"
You did not hear
"This thing's about to backfire on you seriously. It is not a joking sturvs"
You did not hear. Until you found yourself in deep waters. In hot soup.
That was when you prayed and heard God for the first time. Many of us believers have our lives so structured that we do not hear God until we are in trouble
Half of us are Sunday Sunday brethren and the other half are far from the fellowship of the brethren.
We are far from prayer. We do not pray as Christians should ....without ceasing
We neglect the reading of the Bible
We run away from evangelism
We are "very busy"....but
Every Saturday, we cannot miss this or that party.
We travel, invest time in courses, conferences, certifications, and examinations.
We visit bars and clubs and are members of societies and associations
We still see movies a lot
We can 'gist' with a colleague after work for hours, or even stay back to work till late in the night. Some of us even spend the night there
The only thing we don't have time for is church. We hardly stay back, to meet and know more of God's people and grow in grace with them. We are looking for shorter and shorter services. We won't stay, we want church in a takeaway pack. We don't do vigils. We won't attend Bible study. We don't go out to win souls.
Until we get into trouble
Then we become model believers
Praying and asking God to remember His word that He has never forgotten......that we had forgotten
Thank God He isn't like man.
Faithful when we are faithless
He will still tell us what to do
And get us out of trouble
....But he had been warning us long before the day of difficulty, it's just that sometimes our lives, the way it is now.....We have placed God on the reserve bench. Otherwise, we would have avoided all the stress and sorrow we just went through.
Take His place out of your boot where you've relegated Him to. He's no spare tyre. He's the Driver, the GPS. Give Him His place in your life. And you'd have no flat tyres. And though you drive through the valley of the shadow of death...You will fear no evil.
So it is not that God does not allow us to experience difficulty. He does.
He keeps us from trouble, but...
Sometimes He allows us to go into it
When God delivers us from trouble, it is to show this world that we have a Father in Heaven who never fails us.
And when God allows us to experience trouble, it is to let Heaven know that He has children in this world who will never fail Him.
Everything is for His glory.
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