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What Do We Do When Problem Comes?

Posted: Jun 28, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)



Problem is part of man.  Problem is universal.  Every man – saint or sinner will experience challenge at one time or the other.  Man, institutions and nations are not free from problems.  Problems can be self-inflicted, righteous-induced, satan-caused or as a result of normal growth in life.

Whatever be the source, every problem has solution.  There is no problem that cannot be solved.  Infact, every problem has expiry date.  As you go through this column, may your current challenges expire in Jesus name.

What should be our attitude to problems?

Our Father in the Lord, Rev. Umar Ukpai said sometimes ago that your problem is not your problem but your attitude towards it.  I perfectly agree with this.  When Goliath challenged the Israelites to war, Israelites ran away and the problem persisted.  The problem did not run away.  But when David with courage and faith in God confronted Goliath, the rest was history.  Confront and conquer your problems with faith and success shall be yours.

The Prodigal Son in the Bible realized he was in a deep mess.  He had no food but swine food.  He sat down, thought out a solution to his problem.  He went back to his father to apologise and his problem and poverty became history.

Our God says in Isaiah 43:2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.  And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.  When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned …” What other assurance do you need?  With Christ in your vessel you can smile at the storm and sail home safely.  A lot of people, when problem comes, lose heart and begin to have negative thoughts in their mind.

The easiest and best way to solve problem is to prepare for it.  How?  Serve God when there is no problem, when problem comes, God will intervene to deliver you.  Let’s see scriptures for this.  There was a king in Judah.  His name was Jehoshaphat.  In 2 Chronicles 17-20, the state of this man was clearly stated.  He became king with all the lures of office.  He chose to walk in God’s ways.  He sought after God and God established his kingdom.  He engaged people who taught the people the way of the Lord.  God blessed this man financially.  As a man he had affinity with a man who had no respect for God and his ways.  God was displeased with Jehoshaphat and three groups of people rose against him and his small nation.  With fear he declared fasting and prayer for all and himself to seek God’s face and intervention.  When there was no problem, Jehoshaphat has been serving the Lord.  When problem came, he called upon God and God fought his enemies for him.  He had victory and booty of war.  So, it pays to serve God.