Problems Abound but God Surrounds
Life is full of problems: health, job, marriage, children, church, family, neighbors, house, etc., etc., etc.
Some problems are minor while others are major life changing issues.
How we react to each problem paints a picture of my trust in God to my family.
Psalm 3, penned by David as his son, Absalom, was trying to kill him, is a great reminder on how to deal with life’s problems.
David starts with the woes of his life, “Many are rising against me; many are saying of my soul, there is no salvation for him in God.” He quickly turns to acknowledging God as a shield that surrounds him. Then God lifts his head from dejected despair, to a place where he is able to lie down and sleep, waking sustained by God.
Read Psalm 3 and tell me what actions step(s) David gives?
From my perspective, I do not believe David gives us a list of action steps. “5 Steps to ……,” is not found. What is found is David simply trusting God for the future.
How I react to problems affect those around me. I model for my wife, my kids, my grandkids, my neighbors how I trust or believe in God. David’s action step is for us to trust God and let Him deal with the issue. That doesn’t give us permission to not listen and respond to what God might ask us to do, but it does put the burden for the solution on God.
What picture am I painting of God to my spouse and children?