Lessons from Home

Life’s Issues Have a Solution

Jumbled, confused, tied in knots, anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. That’s how we can feel on the inside, as we navigate the circumstances and surprises of life.

Sometimes we just get TIRED—tired of trying, tired of rejection, tired of hitting a brick wall again and again.

Sometimes the heat of temptation gets turned up way past “simmer” to “boiling.” All we can think about is what we are NOT supposed to do. The wrong solution gets brighter and bolder, and good sense gets muffled or silenced.

Sometimes we need just one person to listen to us and empathize with what we are going through. We need one person to understand us, to be on our side all the time, and then everything would be so much better. If we had one person to love us unconditionally, to trust in, to talk to and confide in. Someone who can see things from our point of view, who has wisdom for our particular problems and needs, and who is skilled and creative in crafting solutions for them.

We feel pressurized on the inside, and whether we like it or not, that pressure gets expressed on the outside. Our attitudes get expressed in the tone of our voice, in our body language, in how short the fuse of our temper is, and in the attention and care, or lack of them, that we give to our home life, our relationships, and our work.

Our hearts need a resting place. We need to belong. We need someone to identify with, someone to come home to, someone to work with and laugh with.

We need to feel safe and secure. We want to have enough, to feel adequately supplied with the necessities of life and adequately equipped for the demands of life.

We need to make a difference. We want the world to be a better place by the time we leave it.

God offers us a solution to life’s issues—a life with Him through faith in Christ. God invites us to find what we need in Him. In the multiple roles that He is willing to have in our lives—Father, Shepherd, Comforter, Counselor, Enabler, Teacher, Guide, and so forth—we find what we need to do life well. He wants to help us get our choice-making mechanism set up properly. He wants to give us strength, courage, and peace for all of life’s storms and trials. In Christ, we can be stronger than our anxieties. In Him, we can have wisdom for whatever circumstance we face. Whatever issues we have in life, God and His word reassure us that the solution, is life with Him.

“You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of joy in Your presence” (Acts 2:28 NKJV).

Copyright © 2014  by Beebe Kauffman

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A Blog by Beebe Kauffman

Author, Speaker, Bible Teacher

Beebe Kauffman is a co-founder of Lighthouse Bible Studies. She has a bachelor’s degree in business, but her heart is in teaching the Bible.

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