Summary: Thank God He has given us multiple ways of solving all of our problems through His word, His Spirit and His will. You cannot force a solution to a problem to come to mind. But you can keep your mind open so you can recognize possible paths to solutions wh
Problems and Their Solutions for Life’s Most Reoccurring Problems from Romans 8
Illustration:If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow, Eating Problems for Breakfast by Tim Hansel, Word Publishing, 1988, p. 54.
Thank God He has given us multiple ways of solving all of our problems through His word, His Spirit and His will.
Illustration:You cannot force a solution to a problem to come to mind. But you can keep your mind open so you can recognize possible paths to solutions when they present themselves.
Bits & Pieces, June 24, 1993, pp. 9-11.
1a. Problem - What should I do when people criticize me and say I am no good?
1b. Solution - There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Particularly for those who walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the leading ofthe Spirit of God) (Romans 8:1)
2a. Problem - Why do I sometimes feel powerless to overcome all my anger, jealousy, bitterness, frustration, anxiety, worry, fear, resentment, shame, guilt, and ordinary struggles of life?
2b. Solution - For what our fleshly efforts could not accomplish in fulfilling the laws’ demands, the Holy Spirit helps us subdue, overcome and overpower. (Romans 8:3)
3a. Problem - How can I avoid the temptations that seem to be so commonly given into by people around me?
3b. Solution - The mind of the flesh (which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit) is death that compromises all the miseries arising from sin, but the mind led by the Spirit is full of life, peace . and happiness. (Romans 8:6)
4a. Problem - What should I do when I feel so weak, fearful and inadequate?
4b. Solution - If Christ lives in you, the body is dead by reason of sin and guilt, but your spirit is alive because of the righteousness imputed to you in our Lord Jesus. (Romans 8:10)
5a. Problem - What should I do when people try to cast dispersions, shame, and blame on my reputation?
5b. Solution - The Holy Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up with His graceful sufficiency in all our weaknesses. (Romans 8:26) The Holy Spirit pleads on our bchalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for human words to express. (Romans 8:26)
6a. Problem - I do not know the best way to pray about all of my overwhelming problems, opponents, and circumstantial difficulties?
6b. Solution - God is a partner in all of our labors as He can cause all things to work together for good to those who love God and are fitting into His purposes. (Romans 8:28)
7a. Problem - How can God turn tough times, uncertainty, and adversity into good?
7b. Solution - He wants to help us to share in more of Christ’s image, attitudes, actions, characteristics and mature perspectives. (Romans 8:29)
8a. Problem - What are some of the reasons why God allows hardships to come into our lives?
8b. Solution - Thank the Lord for His prolnise that says, "If God did not spare I-Iis own Son, but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all other things." (Rom 8:32)
9a. Problem - What should I do when I lack resources to accomplish what God wants me to do?
9b. Solution - Remember, if God is for us and working as our advocate, who can be a~ainst us? (Rom. 8:31)
10a. Problem - How should I respond when people are against me, try to discourage me and oppose what I believe and do?
10b. Solution - Nothing, including suffering, affliction, tribulation, calamity, distress, persecutioll, hunger, poverty, peril or sword,lcan separate us from Christ’s overcoming love.(Rom. 8:35-37)
11a. Problem - What should I do when I feel discouraged, frustrated, and want to just give into life’ s pressures?
11b. Solution - Remember we are more than conquerors through Christ. (Rom. 8:37)
12a. Problem - How should I respond to the attacks from the spiritual forces of darkness which cause me so much emotional, physical, and mental anguish?
12b. Solution - Be fully convinced that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor earthly or spiritual powers, nor height nor depth nor any other controls, factors or people in all creation will be able to separate us from the almighty love God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38,39)
Illustration:Experimental psychologists have long been studying the thinking process in solving problems. Here are some approaches you can use to improve your score as a problem solver:
1. Consider the elements of the problem several times, until a pattern emerges that encompasses them all. This helps you get the total picture before you become lost in details.