Life Has Problems

Posted by | May 13, 2015 | For Pastors, Latest Blog | No Comments

“Oh, how I wish my life was problem free.”  I’ve said these words, haven’t you? Problems! We all know them well. They come in all shapes and sizes.  Some are easy to solve and others are so complicated they border on the impossible.

If you are alive, you have problems. Somehow we have the idea that as followers of Christ we should get a free ride when it comes to problems.  However, that’s just not reality.  As Dr. Jerry Falwell once said, “We are either in a storm, coming out of a storm, or about to go into a storm.” I don’t like that, do you? However, that is life.

The truth about problems, in and of themselves, is they are not bad. Problems are God’s way of providing us the means to move forward. Without problems, there would be no growth.

The truth is, that “problem” you are dealing with right now has been orchestrated by God for your good. Don’t ask God “why?”, but “what?” Problems confronted with truth take on a totally different perspective.

A closing note:

“An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?”

– Michael de Saint-Pierre

Quit living expecting a problem-free life, because that is not God’s plan. Allow Him to work them out for your good.

About Ron Cook

Ron and his wife Rodetta have been married 40 years. They have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. Ron ministers to hundreds of pastors annually through mentorship, counseling and by phone. He has been a Pastor for 40 years and understands the stress of ministry, and wants to share his longevity in ministry with other pastors and help them finish well.

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