Sunday, July 26, 2009

Proverbs 24

"If you falter in times of trouble,
how small is your strength!

Eat honey, my son, for it is good;
honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.

Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul;
if you find it, there is a future hope for you,
and your hope will not be cut off.

An honest answer
is like a kiss on the lips."

How small is your strength?

Times of trouble can be useful.
1. They can show you what is on the inside.
2. What kind of character you have developed.
3. Most of all they can actually make you stronger.
When Jeremiah questioned God because of the trouble he faced, God asked how he ever expected to face big challenges if the little ones tired him out.
Don't complain about your problems. The trouble you face today is training you to be strong for the more difficult situations you will face in the future.
"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life that God promises to those who love him." James 1:12

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