"Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance."
How to receive deliverance from trouble
I. Build strength in the word. The bible says in:
Proverbs 24: 10
“If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small”
You can not afford to faint in the day of trouble if you want to overcome it. To faint means to give up hope, treat it as your fate and to think that nothing can be done about it.
To overcome trouble, you need to be strong through and through. You cannot faint and win any battle. you must see light in the midst of the darkness.
Galatians 6: 9
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not”.
To be strong in Adversity, you need to develop yourself spiritually so much that you can not to be easily tossed about it. Be strong and resolute that you can not be easily moved by situations and circumstances, your eyes fixed on God. You cannot be somebody who any little discomfort sends him running helter-skelter, shaking and confessing all sorts of negative stuffs about himself. You must develop your spiritual muscles so you can handle the storm when it comes. And remember, it happens to all.
That is why the Bible says in:
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”.
To be strong, mean you want to come to that level where you are Word loaded, where your faith and confidence in the faithfulness of God is unshakeable; Unshakeable no matter what you see. You want to be able to say like the psalmist:
“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. 6He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. 7In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
Your spiritual strength is determined by your personal knowledge of God and your understanding of his word. How much of God you know and how much of his word that you have deposited in your spirit determines what you can handle.
II. God must be the God of your trouble
If you want God to be God of your trouble, you must let Him be God in your heart.
You cannot forget God when things are working well for you and remember him when in trouble, and expect him to take over your trouble. He must be involved in your everyday life. You must develop and enjoy fellowship with him everyday.
“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. 5For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. 6And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD”.
When your life brings honour to God, he will always fight for you to honour you back.
Proverbs 16: 7
When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
1Samuel 2: 30
“Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed”.
Learn to honour him with your tithes and offering, and praise him for every favour, for every increase and for every good thing. God honors those who honor Him.
He says in:
“Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: 15And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. 16But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth”?
Psalms 20: 1-4
“The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; 2Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; 3Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. 4Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel”.
III. Don’t let the devil steal your joy
Philippians 4: 4
“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice”.
I like you to please know that whatever trouble you are facing is not the devil’s ultimate goal:
That you are having difficulty at work is not the thing.
That you are having marital crisis is not it.
That you can’t pay your mortgage, and the bank is seeking to take over your house is not it.
That you have become broke and your lenders are dragging you to court is not it.
That there is the threat of deportation against you is not it.
The experience of trouble by itself is not the devil’s ultimate goal.
That things are now tough for you is not all that he is after.
You see, the devil is causing you trouble because:
. He wants to defy your God; he wants to make him appear as if he has lost control over your life.
. He wants you to lose confidence in the Lord and forget your Christian values; he wants you to live like there is no God.
. He wants you to lose the joy of living, he wants you to lose focus and give up.
. He wants you to have depression.
. He wants you to be suicidal and even kill yourself.
. He wants you to have heart attack and die
. He comes not but to steal, kill and destroy.
If he cannot steal your joy, he can’t achieve his purpose. In the mist of your troubles, don’t let him steal your joy.
So no matter your challenges, don’t just sit there and have a pity party. Don’t go about feeling rejected, feeling down cast, and feeling like a loser. Don’t give the devil that Joy. Learn to have joy in the Lord no matter what.
“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation”.
And don’t go about blaming people for your situation. Just thank God.
And don’t burry yourself in sorrow and defeat and feeling down cast like you don’t have a God. Do what David did when he found himself in trouble:
1Samuel 30: 6
“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God”.
I challenge you to be encouraged and shame that devil.
If the devil can not make you sad, and depressed, and worrying, he can’t do anything about your destiny. He may attack you, but that will be all to it. And I say again, that will be all to it.
Proverbs 17: 22
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones”.
I challenge you to encourage yourself in the Lord, to rise up, and put a smile on your face like everything is alright. Like you know that your God is in absolute charge of your destiny.
You may be weeping now but joy cometh in the morning. Say it out loud – My Joy cometh in the morning.
IV. Cry out to the Lord for help
One of the things you want to do when things are not working right for you is pray.
Don’t go looking for scape goats, and don’t go blaming anybody. Learn to talk to God about it. Also, one of the things you don’t want to do is isolate yourself from people. You are only going to pave way for depression to set in. All you need to do is pray.
James 5: 13
“Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. (NIV)
“And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me”.
Psalms 20: 1-4
“The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; 2Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; 3Remember all thy
If you don’t pray about it, you may not come through it.
You see, God associates pray with the giving of glory to him. He loves to do only the things that he will take glory for. When in trouble and you do not cry out to God for help, you are not acknowledging him as your deliver.
Know that God does not respond to tears, he is attracted to faith. It is okay to cry before God, but tears alone don't move him because tears can also be a sign of self pity or a feeling of rejection. Prayer is an act of faith in the God that answers prayer.
Also, know that the Bible did not say to look for people to pray for you when in affliction, it says, is any among you afflicted, let him pray. You must learn to not count on other people’s prayer, learn to tell God yourself. A lot of times people who say I am praying for you are not actually praying.
If you believe in the power of pray and can not pray about what you are going through, it means that what you are going through is not really a problem to you. And the fact is that, nobody can really feel the way you are feeling and nobody can understand as you do the level of your pain. That means nobody can pray with the burden, and passion that you will pray with. Your prayer should be more intense and more fervent that any body’s prayer for you because you understand better.
And if you cannot pray over your issue for thirty minutes why expect another person who does not really understand your level of pain or the depth of the mess that you are in, to exceed that you for.
If you want to be delivered from double, you must learn to personally set aside time to develop your personal relationship with God, learn to fast and pray and not only depend on anybody laying hands on you, anointing with oil, and praying for you. you must develop fellowship with the word, and don’t treat it lightly.
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