The following passage in Job 17:14:16 is as follows: “I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister. And where is now my hope? As for my hope, who shall see it? They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.” Job is the one who is spoken of many times as it relates to having trouble in life as well as having patience. When you look at this passage, the demonstration is a human being with feelings who has given up. When the trouble in his life is examined, one might wonder how anyone could endure what he endured. There are times in our lives where trouble is inevitable. I Peter 4:1-2 says “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin: That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.” As people of God we must also understand that trouble comes to make us, and not to break us. It comes to build us up and not to tear us down. Some of the reasons for trouble are given in II Peter 1:5-10 which shows that trouble will make us stronger, more knowledgeable, temperate, patient, godly, kinder, and loving as we walk with God. According to II Peter 2:9 which says “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished,” we also know that God will deliver us out of the trouble so that we can always have hope. One of my favorite clichés is “trouble don’t last always,” or in proper language, it will come to an end. When you are experiencing trouble in your life, seek the Lord for wisdom to learn from it. You will surely find that there is much wisdom to be gained from trouble and it is not experienced in vain.