Problems only seem difficult when they resist simple solutions. We, of course, prefer quick and easy answers. We try the obvious solutions first. And when they fail, we can cause feelings of discouragement, despair, and even hopelessness.

Reaching victory over difficult problems requires emotional labor, ideas that feel risky, methods that might not work, and much trust in God. He rewards patience and persistence. He tests our endurance so that we can discover how much stronger in faith we’re becoming. He calls for courage and delights in us when we stubbornly refuse to give up on finding the solution that he is preparing for us.

Difficult problems are only divine solutions waiting for our attention and for God’s perfect timing.

 

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Orville Raposo
Orville Raposo
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November 4, 2019 2:35 pm

Yes, ma’am,

Orville Raposo
Orville Raposo
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November 4, 2019 2:26 pm

You’re right, ma’am. We must take what Jesus said literally, but the implied preconditions are that we must do our part, i. e., what has to be done by us, and which Jesus cannot do.
God only gives us the grace.
We have to do the digging.

Only after we have done our part, can God proceed to do his, for God alone cannot work (without our co-operation)

Like, salvation is a free gift.
But, it takes effect only when we do our part.

Accept it.

Orville Raposo
Orville Raposo
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November 4, 2019 11:57 am

Faith and reason work hand in hand. We cannot take the Word of God too literally.
It cannot be understood to mean that we should leave it all and entirely upon God.
Worry to some extent and degree helps to prepare us take practical steps and action in the given situation.
The Word of God applies only and only when we have done our maximum possible that we can humanely do, that which falls within the realm of reason, and only then, after we have done everything we can possibly do within our human competence, and the problem stays unresolved, then, only is it justifiable to take recourse to trusting God, for God only helps those that help themselves.

By no means, can we be foolhardy believing everything God will provide. God will provide to the extent that we are, by implication, doing our part.
It is, indeed, foolhardy, to, in the name of faith, to leave everything (upon God), without making the necessary endeavors on our part, to remedy the situation, to the extent possible, which is within our endeavours.

Faith has to be used intelligently, not blindly.
As said before, FAITH WORKS WITH REASON,

Orville Raposo
Orville Raposo
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November 4, 2019 10:16 am

Worry is good. It invigorates the mind.