Talk to your problems about God

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By Dave Henning / October 16, 2016

It’s okay to talk to God about your problems, but at some point you need to talk to your problems about God.”- Mark Batterson

In Chapter 11 (“Fight Club”) of Chase the Lion, Pastor Mark Batterson stresses that there comes a moment in every dream journey when you must fight for what you believe in.  However, this question needs answering first: “Are you willing to fight for it?”

Consequently, Mark pointedly reminds us we’re in a dogfight with the devil.  And we don’t need to sit there and take it:

“The Enemy comes to steal your joy, kill your dreams, and destroy your life.  Jesus came that you might have life and have it more abundantly.  Simply put, we were born on a battlefield between good and evil, and we have to choose sides. . . . When he (Satan) reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.  Fight back with words of faith.  Fight back with songs of praise.”

As licensed professional counselor Bonnie Martin illustrates, think of the devil as a lion behind a chain link fence.  The fence symbolizes the blood of Jesus.  Satan’s the one in a cage, but you’re free.  Therefore, don’t live like you’re the one who’s caged and Satan’s the one who’s free!

As a result, even though your circumstances remain the same, your perspective changes.  Hence, even if the darkness actually gets darker and the pit deeper, the words of Corrie Ten Boom bring comfort:

“There is no pit that God’s love is not deeper still.”

Today’s question: Have you ever tried to talk to your problems about God?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Accumulate experiences”

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