Trust God, The Ultimate Problem Solver

June 12, 2021

Somewhat recently I found myself in a very precarious situation that in my mind at the time seemed to have no solution. It is like a “damned if you do and damned if you don’t” scenario where the choice either way has consequences which are not favorable. What to do? In my case, I decided to go for it. My thinking was that I cannot possibly expect a reward without taking some risks. Certainly stepping outside of our comfort zones can establish a new template by which we develop ourselves to be better. Yet I did something that was not only rationally unreasonable but more importantly it violated one of my core values. I was blind to this until I started feeling the pain of the aftermath and having to deal with it for an extended period of time.

As I worked on resolving my problem, I had much time to reflect on whether there were alternative choices I could have made. Wouldn’t it be nice if 20-20 vision was in real-time instead of being in hindsight? The fact that my decision was not in alignment with one of my core values should have been the litmus test by which to make a better choice. At the time I could not see the better choice but more crucially I neglected to trust God and ask for His guidance in the matter. As our society continues to evolve and progress in its technological capabilities, it is very easy to develop a mindset where we believe we can solve any problem. For all we know, there are still problems for which humanity still has not found the answers. For me, God is the “fast track” to problem resolution. So why didn’t I think about this before? Oh well, “hindsight is always…” Beating myself up over past mistakes accomplishes nothing so I will move forward with a new outlook. If you feel at the bottom, you can always look up. God I need your help. I do not have all the answers this time. I got myself in a pile of stinky stuff and I really could use a helping hand right about now.

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31 KJV

Therefore, I go forward with renewed optimism with God’s wisdom as the beacon that lights the way. My problem did not miraculously disappear but I am learning as a result of going through the experience. The growth process along the way is what makes me a better person. I trust God and know his way achieves the best possible outcome. As I look toward the future, I am confident I will find myself thanking God for transforming my present failure into future blessings.