Proverbs 24:10

Posted on August 3, 2021 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

Proverbs 24:10 “If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength!”


Troubles come in many different shapes and sizes; some we laugh at others, we cry at. But, how we react to the daily tribulations that come our way speaks volumes about our character. Troubles can be a means of building your faith, or a road to discouragement and self-loathing. Jesus spoke in John 16, “In this world you will have troubles, but take heart” Jesus knew firsthand what trouble was all about. Persecuted and scorned by the keepers of the law, he was always on his guard with whatever he spoke about as they looked for some way to trap him in his words.


How do we guard ourselves in the world? How do we react when something goes wrong that is completely out of our control? How do we react when it is something we can and should control? Psalm 34 “a righteous man may have many troubles”. So how do we avoid them? Some things we put off thinking it will get better, like that strange noise your car has been making, or that small leak in your hot water heater, before you know it your car has broken down and the hot water heater has burst! Take care of the small things and they won’t become big things. But how can we avoid the devil when he is trying to take hold of your world? Scripture!! That’s how. I was struggling not too long ago, I wanted to do everything that the devil was telling me I could do. We often wish we could escape our troubles, but God will be the source of Power, Wisdom, and Courage through those difficult times. I read my bible and then read some more, and then a little more. It calmed me down where I put my faith that God knows why he is putting me through this. Matthew 6, “Each day has enough troubles of its own” Let not add to it!!


Written by Robert Breault: Robert is a full-time staff member serving anyone who’s hungry in the Food Service Department. He is married to Shirley Holmes-Breault who volunteers at the Colony of Mercy at the intake office. Robert and Shirley love the beach, Schroon Lake, and their 3 children and 2 Grandchildren.

Think About This: “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him” ― John Piper

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This Week’s Verse to Memorize:  He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11 But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. -1 John 2:10-11

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