Table of Contents
- 1-Set your situation before the Lord and trust Him to help you solve it.
- 2-Identify your problems.
- 3-Seek God’s wisdom.
- 4-Analyze the causes and set out several possible solutions.
- 5-Devise and implement a plan.
- 6-Work hard to carry on your plan.
- 7-Make sure you are connected to God and obedient to His laws that you may claim His promises of success.
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In dealing with the problems of life, the Bible teaches the following:
1-Set your situation before the Lord and trust Him to help you solve it.
In Philippians 4:6, we are taught, “Do not be anxious [do not worry] about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Jesus is inviting us to bring all of our needs and concerns to Him in prayer rather than worry about them. We are instructed not to worry about our physical needs like clothing and food for our heavenly Father will take care of us (Matthew 6:25-34).
In 1 Peter 5:7, it says, “cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Why does God want to take on our problems? Because He cares for us. When we give God our problems, He promises to give us the peace which transcends all understanding (Philippians 4:7).
2-Identify your problems.
When you approach a situation, You can ask questions such as, “What is wrong? What are the symptoms/conditions? What should the situation be like? Who is affected?
3-Seek God’s wisdom.
4-Analyze the causes and set out several possible solutions.
“Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established” (Proverbs 16:3).
5-Devise and implement a plan.
“The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty” (Proverbs 21:5).
6-Work hard to carry on your plan.
“The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute” (Proverbs 12:24).
7-Make sure you are connected to God and obedient to His laws that you may claim His promises of success.
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper” (Psalm 1:1-3).
In His service,
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