The Bible tells us that God is the “Alpha and the Omega.” In Greek, those two letters represent the beginning and the ending of the alphabet. If life begins and ends with God, it stands to reason that there is nothing that has ever been or ever will be that escapes His knowledge.
Ostriches are interesting birds. They are thought to be flightless but can actually run fast and get a few inches off the ground. They also are the victims of a popular myth. It is believed that they bury their heads in the sand but actually they are tending to their nests.
God has also been the victim of many myths. For one, that He allows bad things to happen to people. It may seem that way to unbelievers, but actually God has given us free will to do as we please. It just so happens that there are a lot of people who don’t want to follow Him and would rather do evil.
Another myth is that God doesn’t care about our problems. Anyone who knows God for who He is knows that that this one is a load of hogwash. Our biggest problem was being eternally separated from Him and He made the ultimate sacrifice to solve it.
Problems are situations that we haven’t figured out yet. There was a cute saying on a bookmark once that read, “This is not a problem; it is an opportunity.” Anyone who has ever had a serious problem probably didn’t consider it an opportunity for anything but screaming.
There is some truth to this quote, though. For God, our problems are opportunities for His glory to become manifest in our lives. Your problem can be a window through which someone else sees God at work. For people who believe the myths about God, it is an eye-opening experience.
For your problems to become God’s teaching tool, you have to be on board with God. He has the capability to help anyone with a solution to their problem IF they would trust and give their lives to Him. Daily the Lord watches helplessly as people are crushed under the weight of their own turmoil and despair because they won’t ask for His help.
Don’t mistake God’s helplessness for weakness. We are the ones who are tying His hands. Denying God is like telling Him that you don’t want His divine assistance.
God did not create us to operate alone. Why do you think we have arms? They fit well when linked together. How about hands? Fingers intertwine to show love and concern. And, just look at those legs and feet. They work in tandem to carry us along side as many as will go with us.
When others don’t come to God on their own with their problems, He sends ambassadors. That’s us. Through your example, they will start asking questions: Why are you so highly favored?
One of the best things about God is that He loves all of us equally. Many people can say that but God really shows it. You can be just as highly favored as the next person when you put your trust in God. There is no need to handle those problems by yourself.
Satan is a magician. He makes us see what we want to see. But, his trickery leads not to happiness but to more, you guessed it…problems. God sheds the light at the end of the tunnel to let you know that life was not meant to be a tangled mass of never-ending dilemmas. No matter where you begin, if you end with Him, you will always have help dealing with your problems.
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.
“For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
he will hide me in his sanctuary.
He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
Then I will hold my head high
above my enemies who surround me.
At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
singing and praising the Lord with music.”
Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” inspirational life coach, marketing expert, speaker and author of highly acclaimed book, God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God's love, power, joy , peace and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.
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How beautiful it is when we have learned to seek and wait upon the Lord's glory to manifest in life's entanglements and trials. Wonderfully written reminder. The Lord Bless You.