I read the following question on Facebook a bit ago and it got me to wondering
what my response might be.
Is is appropriate to publicize our problems and difficulties on Facebook?
Should this be the first place to go to air grievances against others…the place to go to lay our burdens down? I think perhaps NOT!
Well, then, how do we face our problems; we certainly all have them. We do have a few choices:
1) Go into overdrive to search for answers.
2) Curl up in defeat or withdraw.
3) Avoid the problem.
4) Turn to God and seek His guidance.
Don’t ask, “What am I going to do?” which focuses on our abilities, our resources, our understanding. We resort to manipulation and maneuvering to fix our problems. This rarely works.
Do ask, “What are You (God) going to do?” which shifts to focus on the omniscience (all-knowing) and omnipotence (all-powerful) of our Almighty God. He can blow the sides of any box out!
It’s our choice–His plan or our solution! He has the power to carry out His plans, which–unlike our solutions–are perfect, always bringing Him glory. God knows how to solve your problem, but He may choose to do something that is seemingly unreasonable. But whenever we yield our flawed solutions and meager resources to Him and step out in obedience, He does great things in us and through us. God is greater than any problem we have! Nothing is too difficult for Him!
Philippians 4:6 “Be careful (anxious) for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know unto God.”
Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly before the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto me and I will answer thee and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
How do we face our problems…
by looking into the Face of our Almighty God and Creator of the Universe…
whose eyes and ears are always listening.
“Casting all your cares upon Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
Have a Blessed Week,