John 16:33 (NIV) “…In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
2 Corinthians 4:6-10 (NLT) 6 For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. 8 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 9 We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 10 Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.
1. It’s not you
“If we want to go somewhere, if we want to grow, if we want change we will face turbulence.”
2- Stay Seated
Trust the engineer, trust the captain.
Isaiah 26:3 (NLT) 3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
3- Buckle Up
Belt of Truth.(Ephesians 6:14)
Jesus the Truth(John 14:6, John 1:14)
WE NEED HIS PRESENCE!
“Peace is not found in the absence of trouble it’s found in the person and presence of Jesus.”
Matthew 28:20 (NIV) I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
WE NEED HIS WORD.
Isaiah 41:13 (NIV) For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
Romans 8:28 (NIV) We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:35-37 (NLT) 35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
4. Remember turbulence is a temporary inconvenience!
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (NLT) 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.