Find Out How To Make Your Problem Look Smaller - Guidelines Devotional
October 18, 2021

Find Out How To Make Your Problem Look Smaller


Sometimes I think we forget the kind of God we’re praying to. Do we remember that He is the one who created both the heavens and the earth?

In our amazing world, I get excited about seeing a magnificent snow-topped mountain. Or a field of wildflowers.  At night the beauty of a full moon makes me catch my breath. Sometimes I’m amazed just to see that a single weed that has managed to sprout and survive between the cracks of a sidewalk.

Then there’s the astonishing animal world. For instance, take the weaver birds, who know how to intertwine grasses to form a flask-shaped nest–who teaches them this skill?  Why, God, of course—along with all the other amazing abilities He has built into the animal life that He created. Do you ever wonder how God designed the Arctic tern to be able to fly from the north pole to the south pole and back every year, a distance of about 25,000 miles?

God also keeps the earth rotating on its axis once each day. That means at the equator, it rotates nearly 1,038 miles per hour. At the same time, the earth rotates around the sun once each year at the speed of nearly 67,000 miles per hour.  Yet God designed gravity in such a way that we do not fly off the surface of the earth even though we are spinning at such tremendous speeds.

The God who designed our magnificent world is the God you’re praying to.  When you face a difficulty for which you see no solution, take time to reflect on all that He has created. Surely if He could create our world and all that exists in it, He can solve the problems you and I face. As Psalm 124 says, “Our help is from the Lord who made heaven and earth” (verse 8).

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