Psalm 34:19 “The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.”
Being a Christian doesn’t mean you’re exempt from facing any difficulties, trials, challenges or sorrows. So what’s the difference then from the Christian and non-Christian, you ask, since both face difficulties? There are several differences, let’s focus on one- “the Lord comes to the rescue each time” for the righteous. Like when the 4 Hebrew boys were punished because they refused to bow to another god and were placed in an oven so hot that the people preparing it got burned! Yet not a single hair on the Hebrew boys heads burned! (Daniel 3). Or when the Israelites were about to leave Egypt and only those who applied the blood on their doorposts didn’t experience death in their homes (Exodus 11). You may have experienced troubles of your own- people backstabbing you, judging or accusing you falsely, financial losses, health disasters, etc – it doesn’t matter what they may be, it says “the Lord will rescue you”. Sometimes it’s important to know why certain things happened, since God is a God of purpose, things will not happen for no reason at all. But while you are going through, remember He is there with you and He will see you through!
“Abba, it is comforting to know that when I face difficulties You are there with me, that I will not stay in that difficulty because You will rescue me out of it. And if You don’t get me out quickly, I pray that Your enduring power will keep my hopes up, that’ my faith in You remain steady. And I pray that through all of this, my life glorifies You. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”