What happens when we trust our own resources to solve the problem? We solve the problem but we don’t see God.
Money crisis? Whip out the credit card.
Car problem? Call AAA.
Problem solved but no glory to God there.
Trouble can cause us to trust ourselves or to trust God. And under the right circumstances, to trust Him totally. Now that is a good idea since He is the one who raised Jesus from the dead. And we can trust Him.
He will deliver us. He is faithful. He is God. This is the same God who raised Jesus from the dead.
Some times when we think things are so bad it really isn’t. It is an opportunity to trust God.
That is what he wants us to do.
We don’t want you in the dark, friends, about how hard it was when all this came down on us in Asia province. It was so bad we didn’t think we were going to make it. We felt like we’d been sent to death row, that it was all over for us. As it turned out, it was the best thing that could have happened. Instead of trusting in our own strength or wits to get out of it, we were forced to trust God totally—not a bad idea since he’s the God who raises the dead! And he did it, rescued us from certain doom. And he’ll do it again, rescuing us as many times as we need rescuing. You and your prayers are part of the rescue operation—I don’t want you in the dark about that either. I can see your faces even now, lifted in praise for God’s deliverance of us, a rescue in which your prayers played such a crucial part. 2 Corinthians 1:8-11