Finding solutions to problems
How many know that it’s easier to say what needs to be done than it is to be empowered to do what needs to be done?
People who are overweight know they are overweight and may dream every night what it would be like to lose a few pounds.
I grew up around a lot of people who drank too much and they all knew that drinking was costing them more than they were willing to pay but they couldn’t seem to quit.
Then we have the smoker who knows that it’s bad for them to be smoking and they have tried everything to stop smoking and yet they can’t.
I have talked with those who have drifted away from their faith in God and they told me they needed to get back to church. Some have even said that I will see them next Sunday but there can be a great void between the ability to say what you want to hear and the inward power to do what needs to be done.
I used to think that people with inward desires to do better were not well enough informed about their problem but that’s not true. I believe that people with problems are more aware of their problems than anyone else. The trouble is being aware of your problem and knowing the solution to your problem doesn’t always equal freedom from your problem.
We can know it all and still not have the inward power that we need to change anything. I believe that we can’t begin to change until we first admit there are problems that are beyond our ability to change. We can try self help and self will but without help from a higher power we will never know what it is to walk in divine freedom.
Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”
Trusting in the best that man can build and the greatest things that man has tamed is no substi- tute for those who trust in the Lord. We can trust that a little more research into the problem will give us the answer or that our government will somehow protect us from our enemies and give us peace of mind.
Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labour in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Trusting the Lord is easy enough to say and do on a good day but can we still trust in the Lord on our worse day? Can we trust that Jesus will take our mixed up messes and turn them into a message of hope and love? Can we trust Him when we may not know how and we may not know when but we do believe that He will work things out for our good?
Casting your cares on Him is not always easy but it is always necessary. Millions of people around the world today are trusting the Lord and I believe that you can to. It’s not a shame to have a big problem that you can’t handle but it’s a shame that you carry it when the Lord is willing to carry it for you.
Give Him your cares and find a good church to attend. God bless you all.