No Problem Too Big: A God-Size Problem

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Today's Scripture
"I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me." Psalm 16:8 NLT

Thoughts for Today
Do you sometimes find it difficult to manage your thoughts, attitudes, behaviors or emotions? Are you continuing in a destructive habit even though you know you are hurting yourself and those you love?

If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, you are not alone. Many of us have operated in a self-destruct mode at some time in our lives. Perhaps you have determined to do right, to change. For a while things might be better and then you find yourself right back where you started.

Consider this ...
Remember two things: First, you can't make this kind of change by yourself. Second, that's OK because you don't have to do it by yourself. God is standing by to help you. He is inviting you to turn your problem over to him. He wants you to know this is not a person-size problem--it is a God-size problem. He loves you and he wants to help you.

The beginning steps to overcoming any destructive pattern in your life are to admit you have the problem, admit you cannot correct the problem by yourself, tell God you are sorry for what you have been doing and that you truly want to change. And then trust him to help you.

Things won't change overnight, but you will be moving in the right direction. And God will be with you throughout the process. With him, all things are possible (Philippians 4:13).

Prayer
Father, sometimes I feel so alone and helpless. Please bring this scripture to my mind at those times. Help me remember that you are always with me and that with you, all things are possible. In Jesus' name ...


These thoughts were drawn from ...

Completely Free! A Group Study of Romans 1-8 by Dan Strickland. Everyone struggles from time-to-time, but we can have confidence that in Christ we are completely free from sin's slavery, from condemnation, and from fear of failure. This group study of Romans 1-8 and 12 helps Christians break out of the dull routine of a stagnant spiritual life. Applying the truths found in Romans can transform any believer into a person eager to follow God's will. This study can also serve as a powerful evangelistic tool by explaining the message of salvation as presented in Romans. Suggested uses include home Bible studies, cell groups, Sunday school classes, support groups and personal enrichment.


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