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John Page: Facing Challenges

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One of my biggest struggles is not asking for God’s help right away when I am facing a challenge. Instead of taking the challenge to God immediately, I begin to attempt to solve it myself. However, I notice a world of difference the moment I take my challenge to God in prayer first. When I start with prayer, God begins to work in ways that I could not have even imagined. 

Sometimes we face challenges that are difficult to comprehend or seem impossible to resolve. When this happens in my life, I go to the book of Job for comfort. Job goes through more in a short period of time than most of us will ever go through in a lifetime. One particular section inspires me to really reflect. In Job 38, God asks Job intense questions. Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Have you ever given orders to the morning? Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea? God goes on like this for two chapters, asking questions only He can answer. When I read these chapters and then look at the challenge that I'm going through, it provides me with a reality check that builds my faith. I may not know the solution to my problem, but I know that the almighty God already has the answer that I need.

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