Untouched by Trouble?

The fear of the LORD leads to life:
Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
Proverbs 19:23 NIV
To be sure, trouble still exists.  And we deal with trouble every day.  But because we are in Christ the trouble of this world we live in cannot touch us. It cannot hurt our relationship with Jesus, (which is the sum total of life).   God watches over us and He only allows the pain to touch us that He will ultimately use for us.

Our Father knows best

Don’t ask God for what you think is good; ask Him for what He thinks is good for you.
– God’s Little Instruction Book for Men

If we ask for what we think is good we are limited by our own finite experiences and imagination. But God is unlimited.
He knows everything.

“‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your
thoughts’” (Isaiah 55:9, NIV).

God knows our past in every minute detail.
He knows all our possible futures just as clearly.
And God is the One who put us together.
Not only our physical body, but also our inner selves: our minds, our spirits, our souls, our personalities.
And, God knows where we are at:
He knows all our thoughts, all our dreams and all our desires.
God has a plan for your life and mine.
All through history God has been working out a master plan of bringing the lost people He
loves back to Himself.
God has a part for you to play in this drama and He has placed you where you are in history and location, and designed your personality and giftedness and circumstances so that you would be perfectly suited to carry out His plan.
Since God knows who we are,
how we’re made,
where we’ve been,
and the best place for us to go,
He alone knows exactly what we need most.
And because He is all powerful,
He alone is able to grant it.
So call on Him today and instead of asking Him for what you want, ask Him for what He wants for you.
He will grant your request
and you will come to know the Lord in a new and powerfully life-changing way.
To learn more about God’s plan for you, read the Bible (Psalm 145:18-19, 147:5, Jeremiah 29:11-13, Matthew 6:9-10), talk to a friend who knows Jesus, visit a church that honors and preaches The Bible and Jesus as God, and, if you would like, write your comment on this blog.