Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Change the Order

My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in
weakness. ~2 Corinthians 12:9

"Rather than saying 'God, here is my problem,' we should put the
problem into perspective by saying 'Problem, here is my God!'" Whoever wrote
those words must have understood that there is no problem God cannot handle
in our lives.

When we make our problems the object of our lives, it is easy to become
discouraged and forget that we have a God who will sustain us during
our trials. However, when we change our perspective and the order of the
words, we see that God becomes the object and the focus of our lives. It seems
like such a small detail wouldn't matter much, but when you visualize
introducing your problems to Almighty God, suddenly they seem smaller, and you
realize just how triumphant you can be with His help.

Often, it is only a matter of changing our perspective in order to
overcome adversity. No matter what troubles you are facing, always remember our
God is big enough, strong enough, and powerful enough to take care of them.
He is the answer to all of life's problems, and He is enough.

He comes to us in the brokenness of our health, in the shipwreck of our
family lives, in the loss of all possible peace of mind, even in the
very thick of our sins. He saves us in our disasters, not from them.
-Robert Farrar Capon