Spirit & Life Devotional
Thursday, 25 February 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Trouble For Your Troublers
“Since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you.” II Thessalonians 1:6 NKJV
“Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble” according to Job 14:1. Troubles are not good things; they make you feel worried and upset, they disturb and bother you, they cause pain and inconvenience you.
There are different types of troubles: some are not intentionally caused by anyone; while others are a direct result of wicked and evil actions of others against you. Paul said, “From now on let no one trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.” (Galatians 6:17). Which means that you too can decide today that you have had enough of that trouble!
The Word of God tells us that it is a righteous thing for God to repay those who trouble us with tribulations! Sennacherib troubled the Israelites greatly; because of which King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah, prayed and cried out to heaven. The Lord heard their prayers, and sent an angel who killed every mighty man of valor, leader, and captain in the camp of the king of Assyria. So Sennacherib returned shamefaced to his own land. And when he went into the temple of his god, some of his own offspring killed him with a sword right inside there. Hallelujah!