“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”– John 3:16-17
I have been having trouble with my vision so I went to the optician to have a contact lens exam. After holding the black “spoon” over my left eye and right eye and reading a bunch of letters, numbers, and senseless paragraphs from a little pamphlet, the optician immediately figured out what was wrong.
“I know what the problem is.”
Those six words were uttered with complete enthusiastic confidence. He jumped up and chose one tiny contact lens for my left eye out of the countless thousands of little white boxes in his supply closet. After fitting me for it, I could immediately see and read better.
We have a God who whispers to us, “I know what the problem is.” God has known humanity’s issue since we populated the earth: sin. We are born into sin and it pervades our lives in so many ways. But God, like my optician, is a God of action. He knew exactly what to do, out of the countless options: sacrifice His Son for our benefit.
God sent Jesus to die for us, to save us, so that we could live. Not be condemned. Have eternal life. And not only that, God knows our daily problems. When we come to him in prayer, and read His word, He can often show us what the problem is. We may not feel we have a problem. We may feel the problem is one thing, but God reveals it to us as another. God knows our hearts, minds, needs, and desires. He often knows what the problem is long before we do.
All we need to do is believe. Our problems may not be solved immediately or we may not even like the solution. But God knows the perfect solution to our problems and can help us. As we turn our problems over to a loving God, He comforts us, forgives us, and wraps us in His peace. No matter how big the problem is, God can work with us to get through it.
Will you turn your problems over to God today?
Prayer–“Gracious God, I have trouble admitting my problems and sins to you. Or sometimes I live in my problems, not trusting you with them. They seem too big. But today, I give my problems over to you, believing you can help me through them. Thank you for loving me and saving me from my sin. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”