Luke 18:27, NLT
I’m sure you can relate to some of these scenarios too. Perhaps the car isn’t running right. Or that faucet is leaking again. Or the dog keeps digging up the grass. Maybe someone you know hasn’t done what he or she promised—again. Are these problems? Yes. But can they also be situations ripe with opportunity? You bet!
Now, you and I may not necessarily like the “opportunity”—whatever it may be—but none the less, we have a choice about how we will respond to virtually everything in our daily experiences. And there’s a very good chance that some of these experiences will include problems. How do I know? Because Jesus Himself spoke frankly about this fact of life:
I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
Whatever you do, remember Jesus’ gentle reminder to everyone who follows Him: “I have told you all this so you may have peace in me.” Perhaps this divine peace will be the best blessing we will receive this upcoming Harvest season!
Happy Fall from all of us at Sonkist Ministries!
Thought of the Month
for I am alone and in deep distress.
My problems go from bad to worse.
Oh, save me from them all!
Feel my pain and see my trouble.
Forgive all my sins.