Dealing With Life’s Problems

Dealing With Life's Problems

     Satan continues to attack us with unexpected problems. The problems we face as a Christians will either defeat us or strengthen our faith – depending on how we respond to them.

    Unfortunately, when under attack from Satan, most people fail to see how God will use problems to bring out the good in our lives. We often will act foolishly and resent our problems rather than pausing to consider what good may ultimately come from them.

     If you’re over the age of 5 years old, then you’ve probably already figured out that life can be very challenging at times. Financial problems, pain in relationships, and even tragedies are part of everyday life. It is no wonder that Jesus told His disciples, “Take courage. There are many storms in this life.”  “But take heart, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

     Whenever you face a problem, your first urge may be to questions God’s will and or to cry in frustration.  And while certain problems do come into our lives because of our own sin, many problems occur even as we’re striving to live our lives in accordance with God’s will. 

     In fact, we may not be doing anything wrong; in fact, we may be doing exactly what God wants us to do.

     Let us explore this subject further.  The bible tells us in Mark 4:35-41.  Jesus had told his disciples to get into a boat and row across the Sea of Galilee and following His instructions they suddenly found themselves in the middle of a horrific storm. The storm was so severe that they became scared that they may not survive. However, with the help of Jesus, they did survive.  

     So, what’s does that mean for our daily lives? First of all, we need to accept the fact that our lives will not always be without problems. The fact is that our lives will sometimes have problems that may seem insurmountable. As Christians, instead of letting these problems cause us to question our faith and or veer from Gods will for us, we must always turn to Jesus for guidance and strength, trusting Him to help us through the rough times and be there by our side for the strength we need to overcome the obstacles / problems Satan brings in to our lives.