‘The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things.’ John 14:26 NIV
Got a problem? First, listen to the Holy Spirit within you. He will constantly remind you of God’s plan and show you how to carry it out. He will ‘teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.’ (John 14:26 NKJV) What has God’s Word told you to do? Have you done it yet? Obedience is the door into blessing.
Second, spend time in prayer daily: ‘In the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion.’ (Psalm 27:5 KJV) Originally a ‘pavilion’ was a tent, but it came to be a private chamber in a palace. It was so well fortified that, even if an enemy found it, they couldn’t penetrate it. Massive battles could be raging but in the secret place there was peace. Are you letting unimportant things overwhelm you? Are you upset over trivial things? Get alone with God and let Him restore your perspective.
Third, never be too proud to seek advice and assistance. The Bible says those of us who are strong ought to bear the burdens of the weak (see Romans 15:1). There are times when we need to lift others, and times when we need to be lifted. Jesus healed a woman who had been bowed down by sickness for eighteen years and ‘could in no way raise herself.’ (Luke 13:11 NKJV)
Sometimes you need help because you can’t help yourself. David understood this, and he turned to the men of Issachar because they ‘had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.’ (1 Chronicles 12:32 NKJV) God has provided help—so reach for it!
SoulFood: 2 Kings 4:18–6:33, Matt 18:1–9, Ps 80:1–11, Pro 13:11–12
word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023