September 22, 2018
. . . the God of heaven, He will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build. . .” Nehemiah 2:20
Do you have any problems today? You do? Well, I just have one word for you: “Congratulations!”
I don’t want to sound flippant, but I’m very serious. Nehemiah faced a problem with overwhelming odds: While in exile in Persia, he learned that his home city—the city of God, Jerusalem—was laid waste. All her walls were destroyed. And God was calling him to return home and rebuild the city.
You see, a problem really is an opportunity in disguise. You need to learn that God wants you to see your problems as potentialities and your adversaries as opportunities.
As men and women of faith, we need to stop seeing a difficulty in every opportunity, and start asking God to show us the opportunity in every difficulty. We serve a great God. And someone has well said that prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance, it is laying hold of his willingness. Find a promise in the Word of God and then stand upon it.
Think of a problem you are struggling through today. Now, get on your knees. Ask God to show you the opportunity hidden away in your struggle that will bring Him glory.