In perhaps the oldest book of the Bible, Job said, “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble” (14:1). If you have read the book of Job, you will understand that he knew what he was talking about!
Trouble in varying degrees comes upon all of us. What do you do when trouble comes? In today’s text, Paul wrote to a church about a significant time of affliction that he experienced (1:8-9). At the outset of the passage, he reminded them and us, of three truths to remember when trouble comes.
• When trouble comes, remember what God is to you, v. 3.
• When trouble comes, remember what God does for you, v. 4a.
• When trouble comes, remember what God does through you, v. 4b.
Trouble will make you bitter or better. Which will it be?