Some Christians actually preach this idea, and many people become disillusioned when their experience turns painful. The only people who can claim to live trouble-free are those who redefine “trouble” into a word that describes absolutely nothing.

Only with this kind of word play (theology run amok) can Christians claim that their life experience is trouble-fee. The Bible’s most mature believers (for example Abraham, Moses, David, and Paul) endured considerable trouble. But they faced their trouble in the belief that God would certainly win in the end-a vindication of good over the pernicious influence of bad.

This is God’s twofold promise: (1) in all our troubles, He gives us strength and grace; His love is present even in the worst situation; and (2) at the end of our lives (or at the end of history), He will indeed save all of His children from trouble-and take us to heaven for an eternity of happiness and joy.

Surely this psalm reminds us that people who are broken, at their wit’s end, and at the brink of hopelessness can find God a Helper who will never abandon or forget them- and always lead them through the crisis to victory.

PSALM 34:6 – This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

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