Is there a way to overcome troubles? Before we get too troubled to deal with it. Trials and temptations will come and they will feel like winds and storms and waves of the sea.
Most people who pray or go to church, do it because they are afraid and not because they love God. There is no true understanding of why they believe in God. Such end up living carnal lives, go to church only to appease their fears inside.
Non-believers make peace with evil spirits they encounter because they do not know what they are dealing with. There are enough true stories of those who create space in their courtyard (trees, pots, etc.) or inside their homes for evil spirits to reside.
When we do not deal with the problems of life because of fear, we enslave ourselves and get burdened greatly. It affects our overall functioning in the long run. We end up getting depressed, increasingly anxious and disappointed with ourselves.
What can we do to overcome troubles?
God tells us to test every spirit, whether they are of God or not.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1)
We are daily dealing with people at home, work, neighbourhood and wherever we go. The devil uses non-believers and distracts believers to behave erratically often. How we stay on the rock, Jesus, will enable us to navigate the problem effectively.
When evil spirits attack directly or through a person, we use the authority God has given us to rebuke them in Jesus name.
And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. (Acts 16:18)
What happens when people behave unseemly? We need to use wisdom and lean on God’s leading through the Holy Spirit. Trusting in the Lord, we must dare to speak the truth in love.
Whatever trouble invades us, big or small, requires us to pray and wait on God as He directs our steps daily.
Draw near to God. People are troubled, and need help. Give your life to Jesus to serve Him daily. To be available for His glory. Jesus is coming soon, Praise God and Amen!