“The Trouble With Trouble”

Have you ever felt ashamed that you didn’t have your life ordered like everyone else?  Ever felt chastised because you have problems and everyone else “has it so together”?  These are the kind of lies that are told by the devil and often unknowingly supported by churches, preachers, and saints.
One of the best kept secrets in the church is that life here on earth is filled with tribulation… troubles, hassles, temptations, and trials!  In fact, the church is often the last one to admit that troubles do not magically go away.
The truth is that there is a biblical purpose behind all suffering.  God wants us to build character, humility and Christ-likeness into every child of His and tribulation is His tool of choice.