Effectively Dealing With Your Problems - Outline

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Romans 8:26 TLB

“And in the same way—by our faith—the Holy Spirit helps us with our daily problems and in our praying. For we don’t even know what we should pray for nor how to pray as we should, but the Holy Spirit prays for us with such feeling that it cannot be expressed in words.”

Four ways to deal with whatever problems you’re facing.

First, you can run away from your problem.

Second, if you avoid or go around problems. . .you are only putting them off to face at a later date.

Philippians 4:6 AMPC

“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.”

Third, ignore your problems.

Fourth, do what David did…turn to face your problem with courage, knowing that God will help you overcome your giant.

1 Samuel 17:48 AMPC

“When the Philistine came forward to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine.”

Joshua 10:25 KJV

“Be strong and courageous, for thus the Lord will do to all your enemies with whom you fight.”

1 Samuel 16:13 NLT

“So as David stood there among his brothers, Samuel took the flask of olive oil he had brought and anointed David with the oil. And the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David from that day on.”

1 Samuel 17:34-37 NLT

34 But David persisted. “I have been taking care of my father’s sheep and goats,” he said. “When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock, 35 I go after it with a club and rescue the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I catch it by the jaw and club it to death. 36 I have done this to both lions and bears, and I’ll do it to this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God! 37 The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!”

Saul finally consented. “All right, go ahead,” he said. “And may the Lord be with you!”

Proverbs 23:7 KJV

“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. . .”

President V. Raymond Edman of Wheaton College once said in a speech:

“It’s too soon to quit.”

Isaiah 41:8-15 in the Classic Amplified Bible. Verse 8 says:

“8 But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham My friend,

“9 You whom I [the Lord] have taken from the ends of the earth and have called from the corners of it, and said to you, You are My servant—I have chosen you and not cast you off [even though you are exiled].

First, “I have chosen you and not rejected you.”

Psalm 32:8 NLT

“The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”

“The LORD says, “I will guide <<YourName>> along the best pathway for <<his, her>> life. I will advise <<YourName>> and watch over <<him, her>>.”

“10 Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.

Second, Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed” V 10

Hebrews 13:5 AMPC

“. . .for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]”

Third, “I am your God [Elohim].” V 10

Isaiah 41:10 in the Message Bible says:

He’ll “. . .hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.”

Fourth, “I will strengthen you, surely I will help you.” V 10

2 Corinthians 12:10 NLT

“That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

2 Corinthians 12:10 AMPC

“So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength).”

Fifth, “I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” V 10

Psalm 139:10 in the Classic Amplified Bible, Classic Edition says:

“Even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.”

Exodus 15:6 KJV

“Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.”

Psalm 60:5 KJV

“That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.”

Daniel 14:11-12

“Behold, all they who are enraged and inflamed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; they who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.”

Sixth, “Those who contend with you shall be as nothing, and will perish. You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them.”V 11-12

“12 You shall seek those who contend with you but shall not find them; they who war against you shall be as nothing, as nothing at all.

John 10:10 NLT

“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. . .”

John 10:10 NLT ends by saying:

“. . .My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”

Daniel 41:13-15 says:

“13 For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you!”

“14 Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I will help you, says the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.”

“15 Behold, I will make you to be a new, sharp, threshing instrument which has teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and beat them small, and shall make the hills like chaff.”

Seventh, “I have made you a new, sharp threshing sledge with double edges.”V15

follow Him, He’ll change us and mold us into a new, sharp threshing instrument.

Say to yourself every day.

“Yes, I am a Child of the Most High God created in His image and after His likeness.

“Yes, I have the scriptural knowledge and revelatory insight to solve every problem that comes my way.

“Yes, I can be a winner.

“Yes, I can win over discouragement.

“Yes, I can overcome complacency and indifference to what’s happening around me.

“Yes, I will move out of my comfort zone.

“Yes, I’m above and not beneath.

“Yes, I’m the head and not the tail.

“Yes, I am a world-class overcomer.

“Yes, I will do even greater things than He did.

“Yes, I’m changing my life. . .my destiny. . .starting today.”