What To Do In A Time Of Trouble

20110410VNH. Premier Nomvula Mokonyane during the Soweto Education Summit at University of Johannesburg in Soweto.PHOTO:VELI NHLAPO.

No one is immune from trouble irrespective of race, sex or gender. The most important thing about trouble is your response. You can choose to react to trouble emotionally; by crying or mentally by worrying. How can we respond positively to fire or trouble?

Lets’ examine Isaiah 24:15-16, “Wherefore glorify ye the Lord in the fires, even the name of the Lord God of Israel in the isles of the sea. From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.”

Trouble is likened to fires or being stranded in the sea.
One way to respond to trouble is to glorify or praise God; “From the uttermost parts of the earth have we heard songs even glory..” Singing is defined as glory. You may say “why should I praise God when I am in pain?” The praise is not supposed to ease your pain, but to release the power of God to act on your behalf. Paul and Silas praised God in prison and the power of God rescued them.

A negative way to respond to trouble is to look at your situation and complain; “But i said my leanness, woe unto me…”

Learn to respond positively to trouble!

By Kakra Baiden