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Buford Griffith: Facing Challenges

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In our lives, we are confronted with issues that are often imposing and difficult. Rather than speak of them as problems, I encourage you to look at them them as only challenges. Any situation or circumstance that presents itself is a problem when we attempt to deal with it from a human perspective––on our own, with our own perceived genius, whatever that is. Thus, we worry, we stew, we become agitated, frustrated, angry––and all that comes with dealing with difficult issues that are clearly out of our control. We are tempted to believe that God can do anything, except resolve the issue that currently confronts us. Succumbing to this plays into the hands of Satan who desires that we discount and dismiss God as the resolver of any and all that troubles us.

Conversely, situations and issues of life are viewed, to the one who places their trust and dependence on the Lord Jesus Christ, as only challenges. When, as Paul states in Ephesians 1:18, “eyes of your heart may be enlightened....” you realize cognitively and emotionally that God’s holiness, wondrous and beautiful, is ever-present and we do not face life’s issues alone. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who or what can ever be against us?

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