Look At Your Problems In The Light Of His Power

Perspective 

Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV)    “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” 

Genesis 9:13 (ESV)   “I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”

Are you someone who sees your cup half empty or half full?  Do you think the worst is going to happen in any given situation, or are you well practiced at seeing the Silver Lining?  Do you live by a hope in Christ Jesus or has your hope been swept under the rug?? 

God knew we would need encouragement while walking the face of this earth and He graciously gave us a reminder of His promises, every time it rains.  The rainbow was first experienced by Noah and marked God’s covenant between Him and the earth.  He said He would never forsake His people.

In Jeremiah 29:11 the scripture speaks of God’s plan for us and it is not one of disaster.  He has GOOD plans for your future.  He is sending you hope with the rainbow reminder, and in all of the promises written in the Bible. 

If you are weary, Isaiah 40 promises God will give you power and strength.  Proverbs 1:33 Promises that if you listen to Him you will live in peace and be untroubled from a fear of harm.  In Philippians 4:19, you can read how He promises to meet your every need. 

According to Everet E. Storms, there are 7959 promises in Scripture made by God. If we use one promise each day it will take us twenty-two years to use each of the promises once.  Wow, can you imagine how your life would change if you started praying the promises of God? 

Try changing your perspective and look at your problems in the light of God’s power.  He created all that we know, and then some!!  Don’t let your problems blind you to His mighty strength.  The enemy wants to use your problems to overshadow the glory, wisdom, and love of God.

In Romans 5:5, we are told that…. “Hope will never disappoint.” The trick to never being disappointed is in aligning your hopes and dreams to the will of God.  If you do this, His will is your will and His plans are your plans.  How can you be disappointed when you get what you want in life??  Rejoice in the Lord always.  Yes, again I say REJOICE!! 

Romans 15:13 (NIV)    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Alan Jackson sings ….

“Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
Listening every moment to the Spirit’s call,
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.”

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  1. Question: I have been asked what this means; “Look at your problems in the light of God’s power instead of looking at God in the shadow of your problems” Is the meaning of this the same as “Is Your Cup Half Empty or Half Full? In other words, we are to have the positive outlook of our problems because in Him we can overcome anything by His power through His Will? This is instead of the negitive outlook of our problems that we turn to Him only when we are having problems? I am not certain of the answer. Please explain. Thank You!

    • Hello Mrs Cox,
      Yes, you have understood my meaning. A positive outlook full of faith will take us far when facing a trial. We also need to look to the light (God) and get our eyes off our circumstances, which can be overpowering if we don’t have the right perspective. The perspective being…. God is all powerful and able to do what may seem impossible to us.
      Be sure to visit my encouragement blog for more devotions at http://facingtrials.com
      Blessings!
      Cheryl

Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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