The other day I was talking with someone and when I asked her how she was doing the first thing she said was "You know God is big." I don't know about you but it's rare that I refer to God as big. I usually just say He's awesome, good, or great.
Sometimes when I am faced with a challenge, be it with work or my personal life, I have a momentary memory lapse and forget just how big The Most High God is. I get in my flesh by complaining and thinking of ways to find a solution on my own. The crazy part is I absolutely know better. While I'm complaining and ruminating over the issue I know good and well God already has it worked out. So why do I even stress in the first place?
When we have struggles we can rest assured God's got it. He not only knows the solution but He is the solution (Ephesians 3:20) All we have to do is pray in faith. James 5:13 explains it all pure and simple. If The Father is big enough to part the Red Sea for the Israelites then I know He will come through for me. I must admit I don't lose my head in absolute worry and despair like I used to.
Trials are going to come. It's a part of life and not everything is to be blamed on the devil either. Some things God allows so that we can simply grow up (Philippians 1:6; James 1:2). A long time ago I asked God into my life to make me a better person. If this is His will, so be it.
We all have problems. The key is how do you respond to them. Do you throw tantrums? Maybe you complain and pout like me. It's easy to throw a pity party for yourself but trust when I tell you no one wants to attend. You only make yourself more miserable anyway. We should all save ourselves some heartache and do what we know to do.