Summary: A biblical response to problems enables the follower of Christ to grow into Christian maturity.
How to Handle Problems
James 1:1-18; 5:7-12
“HOW TO” SERIES IN JAMES #1
Truth: The Christian life-view stands countercultural. Problems move us to God who gives us His grace to benefit from our faith-trials. We develop the perseverance and patience, the faith-life, the quality of life that comes out of a tested life.
React Not to Problems
Complain About It
Blame Other People
Blame God or Satan
Respond to Problems
Problems are intended by God to move us to him in complete surrender. Trials are the God-given context for developing single-mindedness.
Problems ought to motivate us to dependent prayer
Problems lead us to God to seek for His wisdom.
Rebuilt/Rewarded by God
The believer’s reward is a crown of life. This crown stands for victory and rulership.
The believer is pronounced as blessed.