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Turning Burdens into Blessings

Turning Burdens into Blessings
Hab 3:11-19

Key verse - Hab 3:18

Dr. Robert Lennon
Life can be difficult.  Troubles and trials are on every side.  Burdens seem to be the call of the day.  But there is peace in the mist of the storm.  Jesus is our peace.  “My peace I give unto you, not as the world gives do I give unto you, let not your heart be troubled nor let it be afraid.”  (Jn 14:27)  Focus on me says Jesus.  My peace will help you handle the troubles and trials of life.  Habakkuk reminds us of this truth, “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.  “Life is filled with troubles and trials.  These can get you down, especially if you focus on them.  But we can rejoice in our trials, have confidence in God, and live on the heights of His sovereignty.
Be this the purpose of my soul,
My solemn, determined choice
To yield to God’s supreme control,
And in my every trial rejoice

Lord, with You, burdens can be turned into blessings.  Amen.