"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped."
Where do you go for help? In the world of technology we live in today we are usually a keystroke, e-mail, instant message, text, or phone call away from getting help with our computer problem, our electric bill, our bank account, or whatever it is we do online today. No more the days of sending smoke signals, carrier pigeons, or the pony express we get instant help.
The problem is we think all problems in our lives should be fixed easy like this and shouldn't take very long, and even the problems we create ourselves should be fixed easy. But life doesn't work like microsoft or ebay.
100% of us have problems, either out of our control or by our own doing, problems are part of life, as soon as you accept that, you are on your way to either getting through your problems or making them worse, but where do yo turn when life goes haywire?
Do you turn to sex? drugs? alcohol? All the above? Maybe you overeat? hide? get moody? I am not sure what you do or how you handle your problems, but there is a way to get through any problem and that is in a relationship with God.
I'm not talking about religion, church attending, singing songs, or doing Hail Mary's, I'm talking about seeking God with your whole heart and asking for His involvement. Seeking His comfort, guidance, and strength, and having the faith that God will answer and provide in His timing not yours. Faith in God is the key to overcoming and getting through your problems.
If you turn to other things like I have in the past you are just adding more problems to your and making them worse and you are missing the true blessing of seeing God work in your life. God is the ultimate Help Desk.
I challenge you to seek God today if you never have, if you've got so burdened down by your problems you've given up on God, or if you've just been too distracted to turn to Him.
God is good, God is faithful, and He can HELP you in ways you can't even imagine, but you have to take the first step in seeking Him and then learning to trust Him and you will begin to see your problems changing.