“Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer, and attend to the voice of my supplications. In the day of my trouble I will call upon Thee; for Thou will answer me.”
There are times when we are bombarded with all kinds of issues. We allow these issues to become our idols, giving them all our time, attention, and devotion. We allow them to take control of our lives, not remembering that above all, there is God. This seems like a grandiose statement. And yet, no problem should take precedence over God; since, every problem is a proving ground for us to use our faith.
Problems prove our faith. We may not like our problems; yet, they offer proof to all watching that we really are the kinds of Christians that actually believe what we say about Christ. It proves to those watching that we really believe what we sing about Christ. It continues to prove what we think; and more importantly, how we act when our backs are against the wall and all seems bleak. Do you really believe, or are you simply playing a believer on reality television.
Consider this, everything that you use today, whether it is your cell phone or the toilet, evolved because of a problem. Something began as a problem and someone created a solution for it. We could not see in the dark, so we created a torch, then a lantern, then a bulb; until, we captured a glowing gas in a tube and called it fluorescence and neon. Really, is there anything too hard for God?
Stop and take a look around. Signs of trouble are everywhere, in everything, and yes, even for everyone. For everyone, we have hospitals, supermarkets, malls, entertainment, music, etc.; all providing a solution to a problem. If the solution is not for everyone, it won’t last very long. It will cause another problem, and someone will create a solution to fix that problem. So, if we, with our limited ideas and understanding can create solutions to our mundane problems, then, can’t God provide a solution for our truly grand problems?
Nothing is above God. There is nothing that can be a problem for you where God cannot offer the solution—nothing!
Today’s text reminds you that, God has promised that in your day of trouble He will answer you, as long as you call on His name. And, just in case you are still thinking, “There is one problem that God cannot solve, —the problem I’m going through right now!” Oh really? Think about this. God even devised a permanent solution for death, Jesus Christ. So really, is there anything too hard for God? L.
Study Reference: Psalm 86:6-7
From: "In The Day of Trouble." In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
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