Surrendering The Problems To The Lord.
For the past few days I have been having car problems.
I have this car since 2011 and it has been like a faithful friend to me, never letting me down.
Suddenly, the car began to have multiple issues and they are all happening at a time when finances are tight.
What should I do?
The most natural thing for me to do is to worry.
So I worry!
Then I pray!
And then I worry some more.
But the problem continues to exist.
Worrying does not change the situation.
Worrying will not fix the car and it will not get me a new car.
While worrying may not solve environmental problems that affect you, it will create its own unique problems that affect you internally.
Some of these problems are depression, upset stomach, high blood pressure and stress related illness.
What happens when you pray?
Does praying solve your problems?
Praying may not solve your immediate dilemma but it will give you peace.
Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be known to God. And peace of God which passes all understanding will keep our hearts and mind through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7).
Knowing that you can hand over your burden to someone who is willing to carry it until the problem is solved is a huge relief.
So, I prayed and I gave thanks but my mind was still not at peace.
Upon careful consideration of the above verse I realized that I can only stop worrying when I surrender the car and its troubles into the hands of the Lord.
I decided to try this strategy.
Lord, I comitt this car into your hands. I cannot fix the problems but I trust you to take charge of the situation.
Therefore, I will not think about tomorrow. I will not try to figure out how I can solve the problems.
I will not lean on my own understanding.
Instead, I will trust you with all my heart and I will acknowledge you in everything that I do.
I will comitt all my plans into your hands so that you can direct my path.
I will live one day at a time trusting in your mighty hands because you are Jehovah Jireh.
Now I am at peace!
Proverbs 16:3; Matthew 6:25