I will praise you, Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to you among the nations. Psalm 57:9 CSB
Eliphaz, one of Job’s “comforters,” hit the nail with his head when he said,
6 For affliction does not come from the dust,
nor does trouble sprout from the ground,
7 but man is born to trouble
as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:6 – 7
It’s true. We generally do not have to go looking for trouble, trouble will find us without any help. The good news, as stated in my last post, is that we are at the mercy of no one but God. Therefore, depending on how we respond, we can actually disarm trouble when it comes knocking and turn it from a stumbling block into a stepping stone.