Facing our Problems!
Read Psalm 32:1-6
While David is conscious of his sin, he is conscious even more of this pardon. I realize that everybody reading this has problems. Your response to those problems determines the outcome. What do we do with our problems?
James 5:16, Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
WE MUST SEE THE PROBLEM
After you see it the key is – don’t avoid it. Confess it. Study it – don’t rush to action too quickly. Wait before you act. Never make a decision while down. Never make a life changing decision while in doubt and deep problems.
WE MUST RECOGNIZE THE PROBLEM
That is, state it, define it, and ask, what is the problem? Here is a great truth and principle in life: Don’t blame everybody else but say, “it is my fault.” What is the problem? What are the possible solutions to this problem? What is the best solution? Act upon it.
WE MUST LEARN TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEM
In one of Napoleon’s greatest battles his young trumpeter was told to sound the retreat. The young man replied I do not know how, you never taught me to retreat. So he blew the trumpet the only way he knew how. Everybody charged thinking they had reinforcements coming to help and so did the enemy. They won this battle. Why? One young man made the difference, he did not know how to retreat, and don’t you do it.
WE MUST NOT RUN FROM THE PROBLEM.
Running is not the answer. We focus too much about our problems and not the solution. When we run from it, the problem always seems to keep up with us and becomes harder to solve as time goes by. Face your problem head on and you will not be sorry for it.
Read Psalms 90-92, Proverbs 31, Complete___