Problems…Problems, and more… Problems: What are some of the big “Personal Problems” we face today? This is not a trick question. Is it career? Is it money? Marriage? A difficult child? Embezzlement? Cheating on a test? Lying on an employment application? Working long hours, with no extra pay? Time in jail? Terminal illness? All of these seem pretty serious ….right? AND, they are.
Let’s take one at a time. Career issues… just get a different job. Money issues are, often, the easiest to deal with. A temporary job; your spouse going to work, or maybe asking for a raise. Marriage is almost always repairable, if there is still LOVE between you, and we try hard enough…see a counselor. True love covers a multitude of sins. A difficult child, usually takes care of itself, given a little time, and a lot of LOVE and respect. Embezzlement is a difficult issue, but from experience, I can say, I’ve dealt with it several times with employees and have found that sometimes people do crazy things while under pressure. I focus on helping the person, rather than hurting them. Cheating on a test is not good, but if you’ve reconciled that you’ve done something wrong, than don’t take the job, or admit it, and take the consequences. Same applies to employment issues. Generally long hours, with no extra pay, don’t last that long…grin and bear it; or change jobs. Jail time? Oops…can’t help you there. Terminal illness… is what it is. Eventually, all illnesses are terminal. Sooner, or later, we gotta go. Often times, though, one can have some quality of life, such that, it makes the end more bearable. Throughout, and within… all of these issues…. God is the real issue.
Where does God fit into our problems? He fits anywhere, anytime, and any place. He’s ready, willing, and able. With God, there’s always a PLAN…always. His door is always open, and His invitation is always there.
I’m not making light of any of these terrible issues, but God has a way of making our load…lighter. It’s our CHOICE…. We can choose God, and let Him do His job… or opt for satan, and let him do us in. Often times, we can correct a lot of our problems by focusing on “others” …rather than…putting ourselves first…all the time.
Matthew 11:28-30 – Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”