We are all facing problems today between relationship difficulties, financial hardship, legal problems, job loss, health problems, and deaths of loved ones and friends. But, God is greater than our problems. Striving in our own might brings stress. But, surrendering to God brings peace. Read more for how God shows His faithfulness with examples in the Bible.
For several years, it seemed we faced trials on the heels of trials, without any time to regain our footing. This time was no different. We were tired, weary, and depleted. Resolutions to our challenges were unclear and the path ahead was long.
The phone rang next to me. As I looked at the caller-ID, the phone slipped from my slippery hands, wet from tears I sobbed as I cried out to God, ensuring He was more than aware of our predicament. I picked up the phone from the floor, and answered with little more than a whispered, “hello?”
“I’m here. How can I help?”
“Just pray. Please pray. There’s nothing anyone can do but pray. We just need God to intervene and provide. But we know He will—it’s just a matter of when and how.”
When there’s no way out short of a miracle
Have you ever had those times? The times when the valleys seem so low, and the mountains in front of you seem so high, and there just seems to be no way out short of the miraculous?
We have lived in that spot many times. It seems we have journeyed from one trial straight onto the heels of another without time to catch our breath or study a game plan. The only thing we could take with us into battle was the word of God and His promises, trusting His character even when we could not see his battle plan.
Examples in the Bible when God was greater than problems
In times like those, I’ve been most grateful for the examples of His faithfulness to those in the Bible to remind me and give me hope in my own times of desperation. God consistently proves He is greater than our problems.
- He parted the Red Sea for Moses.
- For Daniel, He closed the mouths of lions.
- When she was ready to give up, He put a baby in Sarah’s arms.
- He made the sun stand still for Joshua.
- Peter experienced prison doors shake open.
- And Lazarus was raised from the dead.
If God could do all those things for the men and women in the Bible, there isn’t anything He can’t do to meet your needs today. Nothing you face is too difficult for God.
The miracle-making God of the Bible is the same God we serve today. He may not meet your needs the way you expect but He always works for your good and for His glory.
Will you trust Him to meet your needs today?
We are all facing things today, trials of some kind: relationship difficulties, financial hardship, legal problems, job loss, health problems…the list is endless.
But our God is greater.
We can continue striving in our own might or we can surrender to Him.
- Stress comes from trying to do it all on our own.
- Peace comes from putting it all in God’s hands.
It’s our choice.
Today, will you choose to do it all on your own or surrender to God and place all the problems in His hands?
Because of Him,
#PeacePrevails and #HopePrevails
Every day can be a good day when you trust the promises of God.
Today is Going to be a Good Day
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This uplifting devotional helps you make each day a good day no matter what is going on in your life.
When life conspires to drag us down with all of its troubles, it can be hard to keep our spirits up. In times of severe illness and depression, I learned that when I stand on God’s promises, despite my circumstances, every day can be a good day.
Each reading includes Scripture, reflection, prayer, and a recommended playlist song designed to help you live out Philippians 4:8: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”
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