Do Not Dwell on the Problem

Let us look to the one who solves the problems. Micah 7:7 – Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

Let me start with a confession. I am an overthinker. I spend a lot of time doing too much thinking. Some of you may identify with me on that. Have you ever found yourself looking at a situation going on in your life so much that you begin to think of solutions and different scenarios that could take place? Which then leads to worry or fret about what may happen. Maybe you are a person that likes to look back at situations that are already done and think, if this or that had happened then it would have gone that way. Let me share something with you. This is the work and plan of the enemy. He will have you stuck in a perpetual loop in your head hoping you won’t be able to get out. In a previous post, I talked about the enemy’s strength being persistence. If he can consistently have you focus on what is not going well or what already happened, he will have you on the wrong path.

Recently, I was listening to a sermon and the pastor said something that was profound. He said, what is wrong with the churches of today is that they spend too much time thinking about what the enemy is doing and not spending enough time praising the God who is in control of it all. I think that is so true. When we find ourselves in situations, we often look around trying to find out how the enemy made his way in. We begin wonder; is God mad at me, what part of the process did I skip over, what didn’t I learn or who sent this and why. Even though those are all valid questions and valid things to think about, they should never be our focus. When we find ourselves in a situation, our initial focus should be to turn to the great big God who can solve it all. The enemy should never get any of our time or be allowed the opportunity to even have a second in our minds. Because once we let him in our mind for just a moment, he is going to look for an opportunity to stay forever. And the longer we allow him to stay, the more disruption we will see happen in our life. Have you ever heard the saying if you give someone an inch, they are going to take a mile? That’s the truth of the enemy. If you give him just a millimeter, he is going to try and take ten miles. Knowing the nature of your enemy helps but knowing the character and the ability of our Heavenly Father is golden.

Most problems create unnecessary stress. An important thing for us to remember is that our bodies were not created to manage stress. think about the countless doctors’ appointments that you have been to. When you sit down in front of the doctor, and you begin to talk about your symptoms, the first question the doctor asks is if you have been under some usual amount of stress lately. The doctor then begins to tell you how stress can create different situations in your body. The fact that our human body cannot endure stress validates the point that God meant for us to seek him when situations arise. We were not meant to solve anything on our own. That is why the Holy Spirit was given to us as a comforter and a guide after Jesus returned to heaven.

Micah 7:7 says, “As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me” (NLT). This verse says it well. We are to look to God for help. God is the answer to all things. He is the creator of the world and the creator of us. If he meant for us to handle life’s stress by ourselves, when he created our bodies, he would have created them to endure the large amounts of stress that we go through daily. However, instead there are countless verses that encourages us to stay in God’s peace and cast our burdens on to him because he cares for us. I want you to know that you do not have to worry and fret about the problem. All you need to do is look up to God because He has all the answers. There is nothing He cannot solve. We are to hold our position of praise and watch Him work in miraculous ways.

I have left a few verses to encourage you. Until next time, Be Blessed!

  • Isaiah 54:10
  • Jeremiah 29:11
  • Psalm 29:11
  • Psalm 4:8
  • Romans 8:6
  • James 3:17

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