This is the second of a two part series on life’s problems. Today I want to look at a couple of areas, first how I can learn and grow from life’s problems. The first part is often the hardest because when we’re are in the midst of dealing with one of life’s problems, we have a tendency to fret over everything. If however, we just pay attention to the words in Psalm 107:43 “Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things, And consider the loving kindnesses of the Lord” If we pay attention to what is going on, if we focus our eyes firmly on the Father, we will learn the lessons that Paul talks about in Philippians chapter 4 verses 12-13 – “ I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Verse 13 is probably one of the most quoted verses in all of scripture because it is the one that offers the most hope when we deal with one of life’s problems.
When we learn how to deal with our own problems, it becomes easier to understand there is a was to help others who are facing one of life’s problems? That way is to be kind, be a true Christian, and be there for them. In the book of Hebrews chapter 13 verses 1-2, “Let love of the brethren continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.” I have talked about this concept before, if we are going to claim to be a part of the Christian family, we need to actually be Christians. We are saved by grace, and we are called to reach out to those less fortunate than us. That is exactly what Jesus did, what the early Church fathers did, somehow it seems like many of us have forgotten that, we are focused only on this world and ourselves. In the next message, I will talk about something called empathy, how we can understand what others are going through.
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