A friend told me of a nonbeliever who came to him in the midst of a troubled day. Knowing my friend was a Christian, the man asked, “If I get born again, will all of my problems go away?”
“No,” said my friend, “but you will have the power to deal with them.”
God will give us wisdom and courage. He will surround us with brothers and sisters in Christ to help carry our burdens, and He will even provide us with insight and practical assistance.
Satan will always try to discourage those who belong to Christ. When problems persist, he may even whisper, “See, God doesn’t care about you!” But with the Holy Spirit’s help, we can combat the evil one and contradict his lies. If God dismissed all our problems with a single stroke, we would be left defenseless, unequipped to meet the inevitable attacks of the enemy of our souls.
But in the midst of life’s problems, God supplies everything we need to see us through.
“I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” — Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
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