It's how you choose to see it that matters
APRIL 28, 2022
Life is filled with problems. Some of them we can avoid by living wisely, but others we can’t avoid because they are designed to help us live more wisely. And the only way to see this is by getting God’s perspective on our problems.
These past few weeks, I’ve talked to a number of people who are really struggling with their problems, more frequently than I normally do. And some of them are really hurting and sharing things that really break my heart. The truth is, we all will be there at times in life. The key question is this: How will we see them?
What differentiates people who thrive in their trials and those who struggle to survive? It’s whether or not they get God’s perspective on what they’re going through. Without it, life seems haphazard. Without it, our response to problems is haphazard too.
No matter what you’re going through, remember three things:
1) Look at life from God’s perspective, not just your own (Romans 8:28-29).
2) God wants to help you, but you have to turn to Him (James 1:5).
3) The church is God’s support system for persevering through problems. That’s one of the many reasons Lakeshore (and other churches) exist.
So never forget this truth: you’re not alone when problems plague you. Avail yourself of all that God provides for you, and your problems won’t be as much of a struggle.
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