Supernatural Assistance is Available for Every Problem We Encounter

Sunday March 17, 2019   Phone: 570.829.5216
Pastor David Miklas e-mail
Message: Supernatural Assistance is Available for Every Problem We Encounter Text: 2Co 1:3-4

Supernatural Assistance is Available for Every Problem We Encounter


Bible Study Objectives:



To remind us that a rock-solid testimony can only be developed in the furnace of problems and suffering: Daniel 3:5-30


To remind us that suffering can’t derail us from finishing well if we believe God’s Word: – I Corinthians 10:13, Jude 1:24



Bible Study Introduction:



1. The Bible clearly explains the origin of sin with its horrible, long-term consequences: Genesis 3:16-18, Psalms 51:5


2. The Bible clearly predicts/forecasts personal trouble/trials that will come to each person: Job 14:1, John 16:33


3. The Bible clearly teaches us that a tsunami of storms will come to both good/bad people: John 9:2-3, Luke 13:1-5


4. The Bible clearly teaches us how to respond to every storm of life if we are living by faith: Matthew 14:22-36


5. The Bible clearly teaches us what to do when we don’t know have a clue what we should do: II Chronicles 20:12


6. The Bible clearly teaches us what the outcome of suffering/pain will be when we respond properly: Job 23:10


Basic Facts About Problems We Should Know:


1. We must know that God uses problems to allow us to grow spiritually: James 1:2, I Peter 4:12-13, Psalms 119:67


2. We must know that if we respond properly, every problem will be for our good and God’s glory: Romans 8:28-39


3. We must know that God is sovereign, and He uses problems to direct/correct: Genesis 37:28, Hebrews 12:5-15, Esther 4:15


4. We must know that God uses many problems that will protect us and perfect us: Genesis 50:20, Psalms 84:11, Romans 5:1-5


5. We must know that God allows us to have problems and every problem is always under His control: Job 1:6-12, 13:15  


Someone wrote from Psalms 27:14, 37:23

First, God allowed this to happen and I am here because of His appointment. It is His will that I am in this place, so I will rest. ‘


Next, He will keep me here in His love and give me grace in this trial to behave as His child. He will make me a blessing to someone, and He will teach me the lessons He intends me to learn.


At last, in his good time, He can bring me out again. How and when only He knows. Therefore I am here by His appointment, in His keeping, under His training, and for His time.


6. We must know that God has sent us a comforter to strengthen/assist us in every problem of life: John 14:16, 26


7. We must know that God gives supernatural strength that empowers us to endure suffering/trouble: II Corinthians 2:14


8. We must know that worry leads to more stress and only one behavior can provide peace in the storm: Philippians 4:6-7


9. We must know that comfort is not a pat on the back but an infusion of God’s strength: II Corinthians 7:5-7, Psalms 121:1-2


10. We must know that at times deliverance is granted but at times it is not granted: II Corinthians 1:10, Hebrews 11:32-38


11. We must know that as God has comforted us, so we are to provide comfort to others: I Thessalonians 4:18, Proverbs 27:9, 17


12. We must know that God will free us from all depression and then mend our broken hearts: Psalms 147:3, Psalms 42:1-11


13. We must know that God cannot assist us in our trials unless we cast all our cares upon Him: I Peter 5:5-10, Isaiah 26:3


Bible Study Summary:


Jesus never promised us smooth sailing through this life, but He did promise a safe landing: Jude 1:24, I Timothy 1:12 The Bible operates on a need to know basis and there are many events of life we can’t explain: Deuteronomy 29:29


“Someone said that in each life some rain is bound to fall, and each one sheds his share of tears and trouble troubles us all. But the hurt can’t hurt forever, and the tears are bound to dry, and it won’t rain always, the clouds will soon be gone. The sun that they’ve been hiding has been there all along, and it won’t rain always. God’s promises are true. The sun’s gonna shine in His own good time, and He will see you through.”                                Bill and Gloria Gaither, 1980



The Above lesson was written by Tommy Dowling

a Sunday School Teacher for over 40 years.


If God has spoken to your heart after reading the sermon right now talk to God about what He has spoken to you.


Do you have the assurance that one day you will go to heaven? If you have no assurance that you know Jesus Christ, then I trust you will decide to accept Him as your personal Savior. The Bible tells us in


Acts 16:31, “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…”

Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”


This prayer is here for those who need to ask Jesus to be their personal Savior: “I do want to go to Heaven. I know I am a sinner, and I do believe Jesus Christ died for me. I realize I cannot buy this great salvation, nor can I earn it. Knowing Jesus died on the cross and arose from the grave to pay my sin debt and to purchase my salvation, I do now trust Him as my Savior, and from this moment on I am completely depending on Him for my salvation.”


If you made the decision to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, please let me know. Please send an e-mail to and I will send you some literature that will help you in your Christian life.


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In His Amazing Grace,
Pastor David Miklas
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