Deuteronomy 31:8—“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Psalm 34:17-19—“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
Psalm 40:1-3—“I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him.”
1 Peter 5:10--
Think about it. What does it tell us about young kids whose trouble turns them toward gangs or guns or drugs? What do we learn about adults whose difficulties direct them toward alcohol or illicit relationships or the bizarre teachings of a cult? What does it tell us about ourselves? Where do we turn when we have trouble with a relationship? Do we turn to the Bible for wisdom? Do we pray for direction? And where do we look for help when we are struggling with sin? To the Lord Jesus, the Master of forgiveness? To Scripture for foolproof help? "[odb.org]
We often forget that Jesus is right beside us in every storm or struggle that we find ourselves in. He isn't surprised by it, like we are, because He always goes before each of us. He hears and delivers us from our troubles WHEN we turn to Him. Where we turn is where we put our trust.
"Whatever be the subject of our thoughts, we are met by the eternal promises of God, promises that exactly meet our need. And how many soever be the promises, we know that in our Lord Jesus Christ is the yea, and through Him is the amen." [A. Carmichael]
From 'The Edges of His Ways'..... “My trust is in Thy mercy; and my heart is joyful in Thy salvation. I will sing of the Lord, because He has dealt so lovingly with me: yea, I will praise the name of the Lord Most Highest” (13:5–6, PBV). That is where we are meant to live, and where we can live we will live.
We should turn our thoughts, griefs, desires, and needs to Jesus. He provides the greatest rewards and fulfills His promises with guarantee. Psalm 94:19: “In the multitudes of my anxieties within me, your comforts delight my soul.” His comforts include Scripture, which should be our first turning point, because it reminds us of His great love for us. Psalm 117:2 " great is his toward , and the faithfulness of the endures ever. Praise the ." Romans 5:8 "But God demonstrates his own in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died ."
If and when youre suffering, Ask God to help you look beneath the surface of your circumstance, to His eternal purpose and His everlasting Kingdom (2 Corinthians 4:18).