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Here is the Daily Dose for Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7
Here Comes Trouble
Have you ever noticed that trouble knows your address? It really is amazing. You can be going about your business, and trouble will find you. Trouble can show up unannounced at your house looking for you. Trouble can walk by your office, and you think it is looking for someone else, but know it turns around and finds you. You can be driving somewhere, and trouble will cut you off on the highway just to make sure you know that trouble knows where you are at all times. The thing about trouble is that it shows up indiscriminately, uninvited, and always ready to start something. Since you know trouble is coming for you, what do you do?
Honestly, when trouble comes most of us want to fight it. We want to put on our big girl and big boy pants, muscle up, and show trouble who is boss. The problem with that approach is, trouble came looking for a fight, and you gave it what it wanted. Trouble came looking to make you upset. Trouble came looking to throw you off your game. Trouble came just to make sure that you were distracted enough fighting with it that you got nothing else done, wasted your time, and then looked up battered, bruised, and tired with trouble laughing and saying, “See you tomorrow.”
Friends, trouble is going to come, but you don’t have to fight it. You have to treat trouble like a tornado. People who live in places where tornados are frequent know that you don’t run out and fight a tornado, you seek shelter. You find somewhere safe until the tornado passes by. You find somewhere that no matter how much the winds blow outside you are safe on the inside of your shelter. For believers, when trouble comes we should take shelter in God. When we see trouble coming we need to draw near to Him because he keeps and sustains us. When you are close to God and taking refuge in him trouble can huff and puff, but it can’t blow your house down. So take heart, here comes trouble, but you have somewhere safe to go.