Got Problems?

For the Lord hears the needy, and does not despise his own that are in bonds. Psalm 69:33 NRSV

Every one of us faces two kinds of dilemmas. First, we have needs. Some have economic needs. They simply lack the financial resources to meet their obligations. MP900449048[1]Others have social needs. They lack the support and encouragement of close friends and family. There are also those with psychological needs. They need more mental and emotional resources to cope with the stress of daily life. There are those with spiritual needs too. They may have tried drugs, sex and rock and roll, but nothing has filled the God shaped void in their hearts.

Beyond our needs, we also have problems. These are the demands and challengesMP900422200[1] that life brings our way. Problems can become chains that bind us and weigh us down. They can steal our energy and sap our enthusiasm. They can cloud our vision and distract our attention. They can even hinder our ability to answer Christ’s call on our life.

Everyone has needs and problems.

Today, the psalmist is reminding us that God knows our needs, and God does not ignore our problems. That means God is not blind to your situation or out of touch with your needs. God is not up in heaven taking a nap.

Our Lord stands ever ready to turn the resources of heaven and earth our way, so that we might have just what we need. Jesus’ life revealed just how willing God is to meet whatever need presents itself. Jesus fed hungry stomachs, healed broken bodies, restored sick minds and forgave sin-sick souls. There was never a need he could not meet! Jesus proved that God hears the cry of the needy and God answers!

God is tuned in to your needs.

The same is true for those bound by problems. God stands ever ready to respond. In fact, the psalmist says that God does not despise those in bonds. God welcomes those with problems into His grace-filled care. God’s hand stands ready to lift us up, and set us on the road to victory!

Today God knows just what you need. God has seen the problems that are pressing  in on you.

Why not invite your Lord to be part of the solution? Why MP900424422[1]not lay each and every one of your burdens and concerns down at Jesus’ feet? Then, give Him your hand, and open your heart to His love. Listen to God’s Word and follow the Spirit’s leading. As you do, you will discover that God hears you, and answers every need!

Lay your burdens down.

Lean on the everlasting arms!



God, who hears and responds, you know my needs. You understand my problems. Now I am looking for your solutions. Show me the way to go, and the things I need to do. Lift me up, and set me on the road to victory!


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