Have you ever tried to fix something yourself, and while you think you have the solution, you discover it isn’t working? At the same time, there is an avenue that will definitely solve the issue, yet it is not adhered to? Time goes by, and you continue to do the same thing that doesn’t work. In fact, the problem worsens, until you decide to go down another road, the road that has the solution. And that solution is done quickly, and in comparison to the long time you took to solve the problem, you conclude that the issue could have been solved so much sooner, if only you used the solution that would solve the problem.
God has answers for our problems. Why do we not go to Him? Perhaps it is our ego that tells us we have the answer. Perhaps it is because we are so used to providing the answer, even when it is only a temporary solution. And, to be honest, while the answer may work, there could have been a much better solution if we had presented it to God. Let me give you an example.
I discovered my kitchen sink kept stopping up. I invested in bottles of Drano to unstop it, and for a while it worked. but it wasn’t long before the water again kept being stuck, and wouldn’t go down the drain. This went on for months, me pouring the thick liquid down the drain, hoping the problem would be solved, but the problem got worse.
Finally, I called the office for the repairman to come and investigate. I thought the garbage disposal was on the fritz, but that was not the problem. It was the drain that was clogged, causing water to back up in the dish washer, which I didn’t consider. Once the dish washer was turned on to eliminate the water, the drain was unclogged, and my faucet was also fixed, so the water could shut off. The repairman had to find some parts, but the total of time to repair everything took less than an hour.
My solution took months and the problem was not resolved. The repairman’s solution took less than an hour, and all is well with my kitchen sink.
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matthew 7: 7,8
- Be encouraged to ask God for solutions to problems you can’t resolve.
- His solutions are permanent, while yours may be temporary
- He has your best interest at heart, and when He gives you an answer, it is a solution that lasts.
So reach out and ask God for the true answer to life’s problems. When life get a bit clogged, allow God, who is rich in grace and mercy, to be your spiritual Drano. You’ll get declogged a lot sooner…