Problems Aren't Your Problem

One piece of advice that I read the other day was to not let your problems intimidate you.
Upon reading this, I realized how much I let that hinder my decision making process that ultimately leads to the action that I must preform.

Honduras was intimidating.

A new culture to experience.
A faster language.
Overwhelming poverty.
Plenty of problems within the country.

I let this get the best of me. Granted, culture shock is bound to give even experience travelers a wake up call, but it all depends on how you handle it. It was so overwhelming, going there and only staying for a week. It is taking twice that long to process it all!

So, now knowing that problems should be looked at not as intimidating, but more opportunistically, I am beginning to be able to apply this to my life more. It also goes back to the whole thing with trust--if God is on our side, who do we have to fear?

 "What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.  Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?...No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us."
Romans 8: 31-37

1 comment:

  1. I think it's ok to be overwhelmed or intimidated sometimes. I always am reminded to run back to Jesus when I feel that way. and it's true, like you said, He's on our side -- so we have nothing to fear. :)