Problems will not last

So often we get discouraged when we are in the challenge we are facing … and all too often we feel like the situation will never change.  Too many people find themselves just staying stuck because they believe the lie that these problems have become my identity.  No … your identity is in Jesus Christ!

Problems come because they are part of life … The Bible says, “… rain falls on the just and the unjust” (Matthew 5:45).  In others words, we will all have some pretty bad days … but a bad day or a bad break does not have to become a bad life!  Things do change.

Maybe you feel like Job’s twin. Job was the person in the Bible who lost everything in a matter of moments. Yes, Job was devastated.  He could have just believed that the problems he was facing would never end … no … the Bible declares, “… the LORD restored his fortunes. In fact, the LORD gave him twice as much as before” (Job 42:10).

I believe God is about to RESTORE what has been removed … and not just replace it … but give you twice as much.  Don’t get stuck believing that your problems will never leave … or your situation will never change!

Problems are not final.

To be honest, I believe God uses problems.  In Psalm 119:71 David said, “My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees.”  Pain and problems are great teachers.  Never forget God does not cause problems – but He will use them!

You will outlast your obstacles and persevere through your problems!  God has more in front of you.  Keep looking forward.

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