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By   •   June 4, 2012   •   Topics: ,

Q:

I have a friend who says that whenever we face a big problem, all we need to do is have a positive attitude about it, and eventually it will go away. But that never seems to work for me. What am I doing wrong?


A:

You aren’t necessarily doing anything wrong; nowhere in the Bible does God promise that all our problems will vanish if we just have a positive attitude about them.

Instead, we are to commit our problems to God and seek His help to overcome them. God loves us and knows the problems we face—and He knows, too, that we can’t solve them completely on our own. We need His help, and even in the face of the most difficult problems imaginable, we can turn to Him in faith and trust. It’s not our attitude that’s important (although it may help), but our trust in the living God.

Does this mean all our problems will vanish if we only turn them over to God? Sometimes they do, but not always. Sometimes God takes away our problems or helps us figure out ways to solve them, but sometimes He helps us instead by giving us the strength and courage to live through them. But no matter what happens, we can trust Him to do what is best, because we know He “is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).

Is your faith and trust in Jesus Christ—both for this life and the life to come? If so, you can face the future with confidence and peace and joy, because you know that no matter what happens, you are safely in His hands forever.

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6 Comments

  1. Ellie says:

    Thank you

  2. candie uldrick says:

    Amen!!! All my faith and trust and hope is in the Lord

  3. Betty M Taylor says:

    Looking forward to the next BGEA update…Thank You

  4. Peter Margosian says:

    I often find myself singing, “He is able, more than able to handle what concerns me today. He is able, more than able to handle anything that comes way. He is able, more than able to do much more than I can ever dream. He is able, more than able to make me what He wants me to be.

  5. TENNIEL LOWE says:

    I HAVE MANY PROBLEMS. NOWHERE TO TURN, CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE. IT’S TOO MUCH TO HANDLE. I HAVE RAN OUT OF OPTIONS. MY PATIENCE IS HORRIBLE. I CAN’T THINK STRAIGHT. CAN’T FOCUS. JUST CAN’T GET ON THE RIGHT TRACK. TOO MANY BAD CHOICES I’VE MADE IN MY LIFE. I TRY TO PRAY BUT I FEEL NOTHING AT ALL. I JUST WANT TO GIVE UP SOMETIMES.

    1. BGEA says:

      Tenniel, we are forwarding your comment to our team so we can follow up with you. In the meantime, you can chat online with someone from our team who would be happy to pray with you and encourage you: https://peacewithgod.net/