Problems: A Blessing in Disguise
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials” James 1:2
Problems seem to bombard us with bullets of torment, and bombs of suffering. The war just gets harder as the days go by, and the smoky residue of depression is smudged all over our faces. As humans, we tend to focus so much on our trials, they slowly just magnify inside our brains and become a road block on our way to success in the future. Humanity has given suffering control over their lives. Has our perception of trials become corrupted? Were they meant for our torment?
“Problem” – a matter involving doubt or difficulty. “Suffering” – a symptom of a problem defined as agony, torment, torture, and pain. Each of those words stab like a through our lives like a knife, acting as chains dragging us from memories past, present, and potentially our future. Our problems can seem so gigantic, but are they in reality? Is the monstrous trial in front of you just something miniscule magnified?
In 1 Peter 3:14 it says, “But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. ‘do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled'”
Romans 5:3,4 states, “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance; character…”
Then 1 Peter 4:16 tells us, ” Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.”
How big is our God? Do people limit Him to the size of a person or an object? The answer is impossible to give. God is beyond the minds’ understanding and limitations. He exceeds man’s knowledge of the universe and surpasses the understanding of all the molecules and atoms in a single drop of rain. We serve the God that parted the red sea, tumbled the mighty wall of Jericho, created the world with His voice, and gave Himself to die for redemption of the human race.
How big are our problems compared to the majestic hand of the Lord? Compared to the universe He created? How painful is our suffering compared to the murder of Christ on the cross? How big are they really? “But rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when his glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy” 1 Peter 4:13. Praise God for our suffering!
When did the size of our problems become greater than the power of our God? Don’t tell God how big your problems are; tell your problems how big God is.
“Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience, but let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” James 1:3,4
If you have burdens on your heart, comment prayer requests to the Pioneer, we will pray for you!
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