Troubled but Joyful – part I

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Troubleion1 Our lives can be full of storms, with a lot of troubles. But the faithful who live by faith will remain joyful in the storm. Image credit:

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Saviour.” (Habakkuk 3:17-18 NIV).

One of the ways the maturity of a believer in Christ can be seen is in his or her moods while in hard times. When hard pressed, many Christians are hard to be identified as people belonging to Christ because of the manner the hard time conditions them to behave. The ‘trouble time test’ is likely to be failed by many Christians, I have…

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