Problem Solving

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“No one makes a lock without a key. That’s why God won’t give you problems without solutions.” – Unknown

There are often times when it seems like life gives us problems that we can’t handle, times when everything seems to be going wrong and it’s too overwhelming to find a way out of this disaster that has become your life. Throughout this past year I have felt these struggles a lot, and I’m not always able to see a light at the end of the tunnel or able to find a reasonable solution. These are the times when you feel completely defeated and taken over by a problem that is too big to solve, but once we realize that we’re not alone and we don’t have to solve these problems by ourselves it becomes much easier. God is always there for us, and He gives us these trials not so we can suffer but so that we can realize His strength in our own weakness.

There are so many times when everything seems to be going great in our lives and we put God on the back burner, we feel that we have everything under control and when we don’t realize how much we need Him. It can be easy to not take the time to appreciate Him or grow in our relationship with Him when everything is going right in our lives. I feel God gives us these problems, these troubles in life so that He can wake us up to our daily need for Him. He is our father and he wants us to turn to Him in our struggles, He wants to be that supportive parent in our lives and show us that there is no problem that is too big for Him.

Psalm 46:1-3 (NIV) tells us “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

So just like no one makes a lock without a key to open it, neither will God give us a problem without a solution, we just have to be open to His wisdom and guidance in our lives. It’s in our weakness that He show His strength and with God on our side there is no problem too big to solve.

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