In A Nutshell | March 31, 2023

Combing Through Life’s Unavoidable Problems

For most of us, there are at least two things that come with age: wisdom and gray hair. I’m not sure that I have become much wiser over the years, but I have certainly become much grayer. The person who cuts my hair tells me that gray hair is more difficult to manage, and I can definitely attest to that.

A few weeks ago I decided that enough is enough, so I bought a pack of 12 combs that I could store in my house, in my car, and in my office, hoping to bring some control to the chaos on top of my head. Some days it works; other days, not so much.

It’s not unlike the daily challenges we encounter in life. We can complain all we want, but at some point we need to step up and “comb through” the issues that we all face.

Fortunately, we don’t have to do this alone. The God we serve offers plenty of advice and encouragement through His Holy Word. For example, there are many Scripture passages that come to mind, including two that seem to stand out above the rest.

The first is from the Gospel of John (14:1), and it provides perspective through the words of Jesus himself, who said, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.” That trust lifts an enormous burden from our shoulders and reminds us that with God all things are possible.

A second passage comes from Hebrews (2:18), which states, “Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.” Jesus could easily say to us, “I know what you are going through, and I can help you as you deal with difficulties in life.”

Life is full of ups and downs, but we can find balance as we walk with Jesus and lean on His Sacred Word for guidance and clarity.

Until we meet again, Be Blessed! – Pastor John

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