"I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet, yet trouble came" - Job 3:26
Pressures from a series of unceasing troubles can make you lose your composure, your mind, your manners and your professionalism. Some men may be able to hold back their emotions when they are going through severe troubles, but like lava in the mouth of a volcano held back in silence for years, until the pressure within it becomes too hot to contain, it will soon erupt in a loud explosion.
You may say you would never allow troubles to cause you to lose control, but I say to you, a man who goes through a series of non-stop troubles to finally be left with nothing - no family, no fortune, no friends, no possession, and gradually your health, will be pressured into pushing out thoughts he tried to suppress within himself, only to be overcome by them.
There are hidden things in every man's heart that can be forced to spring up through the soul during times of ongoing troubles. Consider the series of troubles Job, a perfect and upright man had gone through, and the words that were uttered out of the bitterness of his soul (Job 3:1-3).
If you are going through a series of circumstances with no time to regroup or recuperate, talk to God about it. Ask Him for His help to suppress and conquer the urge to utter things from your mouth you may later regret, and for patience to hold your peace while you wait for his deliverance.
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.