When The Odds Are Against You

Most of the time when something goes wrong, either in relationships, business deals, or even on the job, people always look for the easy way out. When situations become tough and challenging, the thought of running away seems to dominate the psyche. Unfortunately, running away from difficult situations will not relinquish the stress and fear of it all when the problem rises once more.

If people are always running away from relationships, they’ll never be able to commit to one. If they are always abandoning bad business deals, they’ll never learn from their mistakes. If quitting the j-o-b is the only solution to a confrontation with the boss, stability and character development will be a decline within the today’s society.

When challenging situation arise, it is always best to refer to the Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth manual- yes the Bible. The Bible is filled with answers to everyday situations. In the case of having to deal with them, the Bible says to “Lean not on your own understanding, but to trust the Lord with all your heart” (Proverbs 3:5). Trusting the Lord will quiet the soul (thoughts and emotions) and peace will infiltrate the scene. Trusting the Lord and acknowledging Him will bring about direction for any and every situation.

If people would look at their troublesome situations more as a test, it would be beneficial because according to the “manual”, tests “…produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us” (Romans 5:4-5).

So the next time a challenging situation suddenly arises, don’t panic. Grab the Bible or go online to http://www.biblegateway.com and get the word needed in order to persevere.

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