Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Insoluble solutions.

There are times in life when we are faced by seemingly insoluble problems. So we work hard at finding a solution. If the problem involves others we try to persuade them to our way of thinking, we disagree, we argue, and perhaps friendships are put at risk as a result.

Whilst we’re struggling to find a solution, we forget that God already has the answer. And the wise thing to do is to stop for a while, pray, and hand over the problem to Him.

As we let things rest for a while, God will suggest a reasonable solution to what irks us.

I know, this will sound strange, humourous even, to an un-believer. But the realities of life are that God knows about every inconceivable problem that we can imagine; and even those outwith our imagination. And if He knows about the problems, He also knows their solutions.

He wouldn’t be an omnipotent all-knowing God otherwise.

Our hesitation to hand over our problems to Him, is itself a problem of our own making – not His.

5 comments:

  1. Expected anticipated outcomes.They get me every time. I really must surrender my own personal view of life,it always gets me into strife. It's my self will,I suppose but oh the pain of extraction!

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  2. Yes - I believe this is the hardest thing to do. I am a person of great "anxiety." And this "anxiety" is sinful for a believer. It is a sign of distrust, and a lacking prayer life. Only with prayer can we build up our trust in God. I must find that quiet place every day where I can meet God and hear Him speak.

    I must learn to leave it all in His hands.

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  3. Hi Shadowlands and Brian,

    Thanx for your visit and comments. You may also wish to read my previous post ANXIETY. Click the link above.

    God bless you.

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  4. The hard part for me to not rush ahead of God's timing. But I am learning. Thanks for the reminder.

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  5. Hi Patricia,

    We rush because it is our human nature to do so. We can't help it. We see a problem and we just have to resolve it - we think our solution is best. Others disagree. We argue. And we fall out.

    Instead, we should stop, and pray - with the other person too if appropriate. In time, His own time, He will respond to us.

    God bless you for visiting this Blog.

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