God wants You to trust Him with your problems!

Have you ever been so consumed with your problems and personal concerns that it seemed there was no immediate relief in sight? Have you ever got just so tired of going through the same old thing over and over again until you got to the point that you just could not take it anymore? Read on as we share with you the story of Sandra. Sandra is a faithful member of her local church who has a loving relationship with her family and friends and she is successful in almost everything she does. Recently, however, things have taken a negative turn financially for her, and because the pressures of the challenges seemed so great, the usually positive and proactive Sandra is now struggling with bouts of depression and stress. She has tried to involve friends to help her resolve her issues, only to find that few have the time or desire to listen to her problems. Sandra didn’t know what to do, so she continued to grow hopeless. If you were Sandra, what would you do?

While it may be hard to believe that a person can go from being a ‘got it all together Christian’ to feeling down in the dumps, it does happen. Have you ever been in a situation like Sandra? Can you relate? Or perhaps you are in that situation now where you’ve become depressed. All of us have experienced what Sandra is experiencing at some point in our walk with God,but what we’ve learned when we were stuck in dark pits of despair and couldn’t get out no matter what we did, we learned that we were in that pit for a reason. We were in that pit by God’s design, the pit that we were in was keeping us there to protect us not destroy us, and it was God’s way of keeping us safe as He shifted our lives around. Here’s how we analyzed Sandra’s situation; What Sandra failed to realize is that God was merely shifting her life around and she failed to make the turns as God kept trying to lead her in the way that He wanted her to go. So rather than make the turns God presented to her, she tried to hold on to what was, which never works and so Sandra settled in depression.

What Sandra should have done was instead of worrying or tracking down someone to join what could easily become a member on her “pity party,” team, she should have turned to her Source who would not fail her—God. Sandra should have turned to God and prayed to Him in earnest and asked Him to help her with her bouts of depression, and she should have asked Him to help her learn to trust, lean and depend soley on Him to meet all of her needs. After she did this, she should have had enough faith and confidence in God’s character to know that He would take care of her and step into her mix of problems and help her get her life back on track!

When you have problems, everyone should understand the value of being prepared mentally and spiritually for attacks on our lives because they will come. In John 16:33, Jesus said, “…In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” God has equipped you to handle the storms of life by trusting in Jesus. Similar to Job in the Bible, there are times when challenges hit us on all sides and we don’t always feel like responding with the Word of God; but rest assured that God’s Word is the solution to any problem that you will ever encounter. When you allow your responses and decisions to be founded on God’s Word, you open the door for God to come in and turn your situation around.

Job was a man who faced some terrible situations. His children were killed, his livestock were destroyed and he was struck with painful boils on his entire body. Job had lost everything and I’m sure he was tempted to completely give up and turn his back on God. Even his wife told him to just curse God and die because he was in such a pitiful state. But Job didn’t do that. While he did go through a time of complaining and questioning, he never gave up on God. As a result, God restored everything he lost. When the storms of life hit you, what will you do? Will you become overwhelmed and lose heart in the midst of worrying, obsessing and attempting to fix every problem yourself? Or will you pass the trust test and employ God’s help by calling on Him first? There is no challenge too great for Him to handle. He can cause all things to work out for your good when you pray and seek Him. What you find difficult to do, God can perform sweatlessly.

In the midst of trusting God, know that He may not use your preferred method to solve your issues. God has numerous ways to get things done and He will change situations in order to fulfill His purposes and promises. You must be willing to get out of God’s way in order for Him to work. That means refraining from worrying, complaining and trying to fix things in your own natural ability. When you worry, you hinder God’s promises from being able to work in your life. Instead, meditate on the Scriptures, seek understanding and believe in what the Word will do for you. Everything you need to survive the storms of life is in your Bible; so put it to use during the times you need it most.

And don’t forget that God is a prayer away. No, there is no quick fix for every obstacle you will face in life, but if you are a Believer, you have the very thing that will bring peace in times of trouble (John 14:27). Pray to God and He will answer, Give Him time to work all of your problems and all of your concerns out His way, He won’t let you down! He promised to never leave you or forsake  you-Hebrews 13:5

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