How to solve your problems

“The grass wither, the flower fades: but the Word of our God shall stand for ever” (Is 40:8)
Because of sin, life has many problems. Our natural tendency is to focus directly on our problems and ask God to remove them. But that is an immature and selfish desire.
The correct strategy is this: in the middle of your problems, remove your eyes from them and look to God with faith and worship. As you ‘identify’ God in the middle of the crisis, that vision is enough to bring peace to your soul, wisdom to your mind and the strength to do God’s will.
For example, Job was tormented by the devil and suddenly he found himself living in hell on earth. He had problems of health, of marriage, the loss of children and all his wealth. When attacked with so many problems, Job fell into the trap of complaining.
Please note: it is very easy to grumble in the midst of life’s problems. It is very hard to ignore them and seek God in the midst of them all. Like the clouds cover the sun, the problems hide God. You must find God in midst of them and they shall disappear!
For a long time God kept silent. But when God finally speaks to Job, He does not address his problems. What God does is to point Job to Himself, to His power and glory. Once Job sees that, he repents of doubt, foolishness and impatience. He worships God and the problems become like dust under his feet.
If men create problems to you…do not look at the men!
If moneys create problems to you…do not look at your account!
If microbes create problems to you…do not quickly go to the lab for ‘blood test’!
In sickness and in health, in poverty and riches, in old age and in youth…seek God, His Kingdom and His glory!!!
We are like the grass and like the flowers. We are strong and beautiful just for a season. But life on earth is short. Even problems have to bow at the hour of death! We should remember that God gave us this life as a gift. He will ask what did we do with it? How often did we seek God in the midst of it all!
The problems, like our mortal bodies, are only temporary…Let’s go to the Word of God who never shakes and never fails! The Word of God stands forever! Though it all, learn to trust in Jesus and in His Word! Do not fear the problems of life! Let the same problems fear you, for you have found the secret key of success! It is the eternal strength found in God’s Word alone!
I do not trust my beauty! Like the flowers on the field, it slowly fades!
I do not trust my mind! Like the reed by the river, it can bend under much pressure!
I do not trust my emotions! Like the grass, it is fresh in spring time but pales in July!
I do not trust my wealth! Like paper, it can be burnt by a stray spark coming thru the window!
BUT I TRUST GOD AND HIS WORD!
IN CHRIST, I STAND FOREVER!
MY BODY MAY BE OLD, BUT MY SPIRIT IS RENEWED EVER DAY!
I WORSHIP GOD! I TRUST GOD! I LOVE GOD!
I STUDY AND BELIEVE THE WORD OF GOD! ALL HIS PROMISES IN CHRIST ARE YES AND AMEN!
THIS IS MY CONFESSION IN THE PRESENCE OF MANY WITNESSES!
IN JESUS NAME!
AMEN!

2 comments on “How to solve your problems

  1. A friend once told me while on a mission trip, in a very small plane they took off in the middle of a storm. Nervous and anxious about being on a plane in such a storm he wondered if they’d make it through… then the pilot took the plane higher and behold the sun. The plane flew through the storm and made it through above the storm. The shadows and clouds often hide the sun, but this story reminds me to rest assured that the sun still shines bright behind all those. And we don’t often remember that, or even want to remember, but truth is truth, and regardless of the storms in life, our light, our sun still shines bright.

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