The subject of Brother Meeks’ message this morning is, “This World Is a Troubling Place.” Job 5: 7 records, “Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.” We will ALL suffer tribulation. Paul described that, “the whole creation groaneth and travaileth”. (Rom 8:22) Yet, as God’s children, we can maintain a proper perspective to cope, which sets us apart from others. We must consider that all the trials and troubles of this world are just temporary. We must also keep the perspective that not all troubles are catastrophic/a “swelling of the Jordan” event (Jer 12:5) If you weary yourself on the small things, you will not have strength to endure bigger difficulties. How can one deal with a “swelling of the Jordan” event? 1) look for higher ground– there is help dwelling above 2) remember Christ our Saviour–The One Who calmed the storm and walked on water.