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Big Problem? Big God!
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A while back, I was made aware of a poster that says: I don’t tell God how big my problems are. I tell my problems how big God is. What a great thing to remember! Have you had any problems lately? I can hear you saying, “Have I had any problems lately? Are you kidding!” Everyone does, and I don’t know about you, but for me, they seem to be coming more frequently and with more intensity all the time. In fact, when one dilemma gets settled, another one is waiting right around the corner. Have you noticed that too?

Problems come in all sizes and types. Family problems, car problems, marriage problems, health problems, money problems and even church problems. But no matter what the problem is or how big it is, the wisdom on that poster is the answer. The Bible says, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon him, for he cares for you” (1 Peter 5: 6, 7).

Powerful Enough

God cares for us. That’s the bottom line for all of our problems. God cares. The bonus to that fact is that God not only cares, God is powerful enough to take control of our problems. And that is why we truly can adopt the wisdom shared on that poster. We can approach God not only with a description of our problem, but we can approach our problem with a description of God! After all, God is all-knowing, right? He already knows what our problems are. What God is waiting for is our acknowledgement that the God of heaven is bigger than any problem of earth. 

It’s a mindset really. It’s taking me some practice to make the switchover in my meager mind, but I do find great encouragement in telling my problems how big God is. 

So, when we start to feel consumed by one problem or another, let’s shrink its influence by actually picturing the “bigness” of God and then turning it over to those big hands. We will, no doubt, be amazed at how intimidated our problems may become in the presence of the ultimate Problem-Solver.

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