PROBLEMS TROUBLES PROBLEMS!

Some people have this habit of frequently concluding, “ Something goes wrong every day in my life!” The reasons for this statement can be many. Examples are when a particular person or someone they know in their family or society falls sick or gets into a terrible situation ; or someone they know dies.

This declaration is made with greater emphasis if such sad events cover a period, long or short. “I have been attending funerals every weekend the past month !” “ I go to the hospital every week!” “ Grace cannot find a sturdy boyfriend “. “Ben has failed most of his exams!”

The impression created is that suffering and terrible events occur non- stop, almost forever!
I am not belittling what human beings go through. I do go through terrible situations sometimes; such occasions at times cover quite a PERIOD! But thank God they never last forever and certainly do not happen all our lives!

I have come to believe ( rightly or wrongly) that declaring there is always trouble in one’s life is a recipe for rather inviting a lot of problems into your life!! I believe it is also a sign of ingratitude to God for any recent or past good and pleasant times you have enjoyed.

Let us appreciate and enjoy the good and the blessings we enjoy in our lives and thank the Lord for them. When problems come and we can solve them ourselves, let’s do so. Where we need help we must ask for or accept help from genuine friends and relatives; more so when we share the same faith- for me Christianity. And pray about whatever goes wrong in our lives. The Lord is faithful to help us directly or use other people to help solve our problems . He can also use people to comfort us when we are sad or sorrowful.

I am not by any stretch of the imagination the strongest Christian in the world! Neither am I the toughest person when things go wrong! I can cry like a baby where others are strong or not know what to do when things go wrong!

But when I finally come round to looking up to God for help, accepting love and help from family and friends, then I begin , just begin to stand on my feet again. And later, I am able to help others who go through similar troubles and situations.

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us – 2 Corinthians 1:4 (NLT).

ADDENDUM
I wrote this piece about a week ago, not knowing my cousin Mrs Wilhelmina Obed ( nee Mensah ) was not well and would pass away shortly. According to Akan tradition we are/were? sisters since our mothers were the children of the same mother. And I have cried so much!!

I pray she rests peacefully in the presence of her Lord Whom she served so faithfully.

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  1. This is really an eye opener for us to be grateful to the Lord and to confess positively even in the midst of problems. Thank you grandma and very sorry for your loss

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  2. “Since all that I meet shall work for my good,
    The bitter is sweet, the medicine food;
    Though painful at present, ‘twill cease before long;
    And then, O how pleasant the conqueror’s song!”
    MHB 511 stanza 5

    Through all changing scenes of life, gratitude to God is essential.

    Romans 8:28 KJV
    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

    Psalm 46:1-5 KJV
    God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. [2] Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; [3] Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. [4] There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. [5] God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

    God richly bless you Auntie.

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