Many times when situations come, children of God have dwelt much on the problem to an extent of forgetting to look at God who is the only one that is able to sort all problems. Problems come to intimidate, distract, confuse, and deter children of God from walking their path to destiny. It is important to stand firm with boldness and confidence in the God of our salvation. “Submit yourselves therefore to God, Resist the devil and he will free from you” (James 4:7).
The enemy uses problems to make sure that all our concentration and focus are on the problem at hand, which has worked in most cases as children of God tend to panic instead of taking the problem or situation to Jesus Christ. Psalm 55:22 tells us to cast all our burdens upon the Lord, who will sustain us, and He will never allow the righteous to be moved. If only you can look at God as being bigger than all the situations that you are going through.
The Bible has many stories of people that looked to God instead of the big situation that they were facing. Daniel 2:12-19 has a good example of looking to God when things did not look good at all. King Nebuchadnezzar’s decree was to slain all wise men and also Daniel and his fellows if the dream was not interpreted. We see Daniel asking the King to give him time to know the interpretation.
You can imagine how tough it must have been for him knowing that if he cannot interpret, Daniel and his fellows were going to be slain. What I like most about this is that Daniel knew that he did not know the interpretation, but He knew one, who he knew for sure, would be able to reveal this dream to him. This is why when he went home; he told his friends that they would desire the mercies of the God of Heaven concerning this secret that they should not perish. God indeed revealed the secret to Daniel in a night vision. “Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you know not” (Jeremiah 33:3).
I always ask myself that, if we had such a big situation, what would we do? Some would start crying, while others would look for ways to run away probably to another country so that they do not die. But in this story, we see that they all agreed to look to God.
If they had opted for these other solutions that are devised by man, the situation would not have been sorted. It is the same even now, when children of God are facing many things that cannot be handled with their own capabilities, chose to look to God who will give wisdom and secrets that will enable us to fight. Remember that we are fighting against principalities and powers that only God, through what Jesus Christ has accomplished on the Cross can defeat.
The story of David and Goliath is another story that we see a young David who chose to face the giant in the Name of the Lord of Hosts, the God of the armies of Israel. He did not look at the giant in front of Him, but He knew the God that He saved was going to deliver him unto his hand.
My encouragement today is that problems will be there and the giants may look undefeatable; always remember that God has promised to deliver us from all of them if only we can look on Him. This is the only reason to make us continue to press on and look at Him in every problem that comes on our way. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5).