Overcoming big problems.

“One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust.” (Proverbs 21:22)

Every so often we face big problems. These are not the ordinary things of life but those massive, almost overwhelming problems that rarely impact us but that can be very intimidating. This is when we really need the wisdom of God. Let Him lay down the strategy, and in His strength you can overcome and pull down the mighty stronghold.

Take the time to wait on Him for an answer. Often a big problem causes an immediate response from us. We want to act because we feel doing nothing is ignoring the problem.

Taking time to hear from God can result in a suitable response empowered by the God Who overcomes.

Quick Prayer. “Give me the wisdom to overcome this big problem Lord.” Amen

Keep Going.

“So we continued the work with half the men holding spears, from the first light of dawn till the stars came out.” (Neh 4:21)

What is our response when we get opposition? You may be making changes at work that are not being received well. How do we build what God intends and still protect ourselves? Sometimes we just have to persevere.

When Nehemiah was rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and got opposition, he did two things. First, he put in place a strategy to protect what he was doing and the people who were building. Second, he doubled his efforts and pushed harder to get the job done. Opposition did garner a response and a strategy, but the result was a more determined and motivated workforce eager to get the work of God completed.

Quick Prayer: Help me to persevere with wisdom. Amen.