What is a problem? What do you consider a problem for you? A problem is defined as something that is difficult to deal with.
Life brings many problems. Not all problems are actually problems. Some situations in life are presented as a problem only to catapult you into your purpose. Other problems are presented to protect you from the enemy’s ploy of destruction.
The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you. It all depends on how you respond.
Some problems are associated with being good.
David was presented with a good problem. If he was able to defeat Goliath, he would live tax free, get to marry the king’s daughter and receive a reward. That’s not a bad problem, provided that you win. You lose, then that’s a problem. David could not lose because he had the true and loving God on his side, of whom David chose to obey.
There are also problems associated with disobedience. The greatest problem that exists is that of sin, which causes us to be disrespectful and disobedient. Because of sin, we are separated from our Father.
“Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.” Isaiah 59:1-2 NKJV
Sin is like a spiritual disease that corrupts our hearts and minds. It affects every one of us, no matter who we are. The question is are we willing to apply the guaranteed surgical procedure to remove this disease?
“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.” Romans 5:3-6 NLT
Listen! I have no time to be determining if my Father can hear me when I pray, or if He will continue to protect and guide me, or if He will cover me. Nope! I need to KNOW. In order for me to have this blessed assurance, then I must be confident in knowing that I am upholding the spiritual integrity that He continues to instill in me.
What about you?
I might have 99 problems, but living wholeheartedly for the Lord, ain’t one!