Troubling Times

Posted on January 26, 2024 by Elizabeth Welte in Freedom Fighters

“If you falter in time of trouble, how small is your faith.” – Proverbs 24:10


“The best way to cope with trouble is to stay out of it as much as possible!!” – Jack Nicklaus


We often wish we could escape our troubles, but the troubles we face today are training you to be strong for the more difficult situation that may be down the road.


Planning for tomorrow or our next shot on the course today is time well spent. Worrying about tomorrow or the next shot we play is wasted time. We have no idea of the outcome. Too many things can alter the things in the future. In golf we practice our weaknesses more than our strengths. Same thing in life, we should concentrate on the things that will make us better husbands, friends, workers, bosses, and men of God.


“Each day has enough troubles of its own” (Matthew 6) and it can be the little things that start our day off on the wrong foot. I get up very early each day and have my coffee set to brew at 3 am. A few weeks ago while prepping it the night before I forgot to put the pot all the way under so when it brewed the next morning I woke to the overflow onto the counter and floor. Not a great way to start your day! But I didn’t let it make the rest of my day worse for it. We need to learn that God has a plan. That day taught me to take that extra second for the details in the projects ahead.


“A righteous man may have many troubles but the Lord delivers him from them all,” (Psalm 34:17) Yes, we will have troubles. We will have the little things like coffee pots over flowing, to cars or appliances breaking down, to a sudden death or disease that strikes without notice. Troubles can be a means of building our faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ or it can be a road to discouragement and self-loathing. It’s up to us to choose the path we want to be on.


Choose wisely my brothers and sisters!


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.


Written by Robert Breault: Robert was blessed to work 8 years in the Keswick Raws kitchen and is now retired, well, almost. He’s a loving husband to Shirley, a wicked stepfather to Shirley’s three “Angels”/children, and a doting Pop-Pop to their two grandchildren, Charlotte and Max. But most important, he is a child of the one true King!

Think About This: “Faith is like radar that sees through the fog –  the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.” – Corrie Ten Boom

The Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 20-22. You can download our 2024 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here.

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.  He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” – 1 John 4:7-8

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