FOCUS  ON  JESUS  AND  NOT  ON  THE  PROBLEMS!
<Matthews 14:29-31> talks about when Jesus walked on the water. If you read the text thoroughly you will see that Peter also walked on the water! Peter believed in what Jesus said and started to walk on the water. As long as he continued to focus his eyes on Jesus he could walk on the water, but when he started to focus on the situation and saw the high waves and the strong wind, he began to doubt and started to sink.
GOD  WANTS  TO  HELP  YOU!
The error Peter made was that he focused on the circumstances (the strong wind and the high waves) instead of focusing on Jesus. It is so easy to make the same mistake as Peter, that we get so focused on how big our problems are, that we forget how powerful God is and that He is there for us and wants to help us. God is both ready, willing and able to help us with our problems. It's so amazing that God who has created the whole universe still cares for us and wants to help each one of us!
GOD  IS  BIGGER  THAN  YOUR  PROBLEMS!
When you are facing problems and difficulties in your life don't bury yourself in them but lift instead your eyes to the sky and thank God who has created the heaven and the earth. Don't focus on how big your problems are, but focus on God that is much much bigger than your problems and start to thank Him for that he will help you through. No matter what you face God will always show you a way out and help you to solve your problems. Even when the situation seems to be completely out of hand, God will still help you out, if you just trust in Him.
It's the same when you pray. Let the wished result and not your problems be in center when you pray. <Mark 11:24> Remember that problems can be solved, circumstances can be changed but God will never change, cause He is the same yesterday, today and for all eternity and He is always bigger than your problems and situation. <Hebrews 13:8>
© Johannes Jonsson 2003  e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org