My Daily Devotional


Facing Difficult Times

“But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.”
James 1:25

Over the years there have not been many families that did not deal with difficulties during their lives. I know that my family has had difficult times on several occasions. God tells us that all of us will have trials and temptations during our lives. James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” Having spent much time in reading God’s word I have come to the conclusion that God gives us most of the difficulties in our life in order to change us. I know that when I have had difficult times in my life, these were the times that I was wandering away from following God and his will for me. I believe these difficulties put me back on the right path, and helped direct me to where God wanted me to be. Difficulties can change our lives as the scripture above indicates, as they test our faith and helps us develop perseverance. I believe that every trial and difficulty that we face is an opportunity for growth, as we will learn and make us aware that God is still in control. Difficulties will bring us back to where God wants us to be; back into following his perfect law and commandments. When we study God’s word he gives us the answer for all the difficulties we will face in our lives. He tells us what to do and what not to do in all situations. When I have had difficulties I can read God’s word, and find scriptures on anything that will confront me. This does not mean that all my difficulties are taken care of overnight, but it means that I now know to put God back into control in my life and he will take care of them for me. James 5:10-11 “Brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. As you know we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” When we turn our difficulties over to God and seek God’s wisdom found in the Scriptures, we will be able to face our difficulties and trials with joy, as we will know that God will bless us for having faith and trust in him. God promises us that he will not give us more than we can bear, and that if we stand firm and have faith and trust in him, that we will overcome all trials and difficulties that will confront us. When our way gets rough our patience has a chance to grow.

Pastor Robert William Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Two
September 15

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About robertwbrock

Robert William Brock, Jr. I was born in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of Robert William Brock and Irene Napier, I grew up in the beautiful southeastern part of Kentucky. I attended Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Early in my career I became interested in Health Care Administration and spent the rest of my career in Hospital Administration, where I retired after 45 years. After retiring from health care I have devoted the past ten years to a ministry, having founded and directed the Nehemiah Network, which provides assistance to the needy people in our area, by bringing together the numerous community organizations, churches and businesses to work collectively to meet the community needs. The Nehemiah Network concept has now spread throughout the nation and over 10,000 programs have been developed, in almost all the states, adopting the framework of the Network. I am a published author of 17 Christian books, and have spent over thirty years tracing my ancestors and writing a book about my Kentucky Heritage. My books are listed below: “Our Kentucky Heritage” “My Daily Devotional” "My Daily Devotional Volume II" "My Daily Devotional Volume III" "My Daily Devotional Volume IV" "My Daily Devotional Volume Six" "My Daily Devotional Volume Seven" "God’s Plan for the Family” " God’s Plan for a Father” "God's Plan for a Joy Filled Life" "The Silent Church" "God's Plan For Financial Freedom" "Living Without Sin" "My Kentucky Heritage" "Brock Family Cookbook" All of my books can be ordered at Amazon.com by typing in my name Robert William Brock, Jr. As part of my ministry I write a free daily devotional which is distributed on a daily basis to over 2 million people daily via e-mail. I live with my wife Margaret of 45 years in East Liverpool, where we have resided for over 33 years. We have three children and six grandchildren.
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