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Cross the Bridge - June 23, 2013

  • 2013 Jun 23
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Addressing the Problem - Sunday, June 23rd 2013

Nehemiah 4:4

"Then I prayed, "Hear us, our God, for we are being mocked. May their scoffing fall back on their own heads, and may they themselves become captives in a foreign land!"
NLT

It's hard enough to be faced with a near impossible task, but what makes it harder is often the discouragement we find from others around us. Words like, "There is no way" or "You're not able" often plague us as we stare down difficult situations. Faced with these issues, how should we respond? I believe there are three main ways we can address problem situations:

  • Talk to God.
  • Talk about the problem.
  • Talk about the 'problem' people.

While there is often a need to discuss the problem, we must be careful not to let it lead into the problem overwhelming us. Why? Because our God is bigger than the problem. This is why talking to God should be our first response in difficult times. When we do, we can respond in forgiveness towards those saying hurtful things and then walk in wisdom to overcome the issue at hand. Remember, whenever God is moving, there will be spiritual attacks. Guard against the attacks. Guard against discouragement, division and gossip. The enemy can use people (even other Christians) to draw us away from our core mission. The enemy not only draws us to do bad things, but keeps us from doing good things. Go to God first, and He will give you what you need to love others and live for Him.

Life Lesson: When you feel discouraged, spend time with God; spend time in worship and with other encouraging believers. Don't quit!

Dear God,
Thank You for always being there for me in times of need. Give me the wisdom and strength to live for You and to ignore the voice of Your enemy. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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