How to deal with problems in life?
How to deal with problems in life?
What is the most effective way so that all problems in life can be given a solution. Let’s be frank in telling the truth, and this is for me the right way of sharing my thoughts about things when it comes to sharing things specially when it’s about dealing with problems and stress.
I want to be frank so that I can express fully my experience then I can share the best that I can so that it can be benefited by those who would like to know how to handle problems in life.
Some people whose intention is just to please other people, they will not tell what exactly are the ways.
Sometimes instead of helping people, they have mislead others to the right way, to be frank is to be faithful.
Most of my article posted will always have a verse of the bible with it because this is my way of sharing things and almost all things in our life, there is something of it from the bible.
The bible is teaching us the straightforward truth sometimes it’s hurting sometimes not, through the ears of people.
For me problem should not need to be handled but to be overcome, stress is untouchable and cannot be handled.
What is the best way so that all problems in life can be solved.
I believed that problems in life cannot be avoided, there are many factors and circumstantial things that surrounds life that brings us different kinds of problems, physically, emotionally, economically, and mentally.
There are many problems that besets human life on earth now. Maybe the only people who have no problems on earth are just those first people on earth like Adam and Eve, they were in the garden of Eden and they don’t have any problems in there, until they disobeyed the commandment of God.
Maybe that is the only point of history that we could say that there were human beings that had no problems, but afterwards when they disobeyed, they started to experience a lot of problems in life, and that continued up to our times.
Problems are all unavoidable that is for sure, that is always there around, as long as we are alive we will meet some problems.
What is the most effective way so that this can be overcome including stress.
Stress is defined by dictionary as the feeling of worries nervousness and agitation, often about something that is going to happen.
Sometimes stress is defined as mental strained on a person because of the pressure of work, that is what is said in the human dictionary about the word stress, and this is related to the word problem, these are the pressures in life,
these are the things that is giving us some emotional imbalances, this sometimes cause high blood pressure or sometimes mental depression, which may lead to other diseases.
It is the combination of the two words “ease” and “dis” or dis ease meaning impairment of health, or a condition of abnormal functioning.
So the meaning of dis ease, is that when you are at ease then you have no problem, when that easiness is being troubled by something that bothers you, in your mind in your physical being, then you have a “dis ease” or a condition that is abnormal.
All of those are together. You know just like I have told you, problems can not be avoided. Sometimes you are only eating but still you find a problem in it, some while eating they got choked, while supposedly you will have no problem in eating and you must enjoy your food for you to nourish your body properly, but why just on eating we will have a problem?
Eating is the easiest and the most favorite of all but still we encounter problem from it, so how much more when it comes to working, work can be a source of many problems.
Specially if in work you have some people who are not keeping along well with you, so you will find pressure, problems, anxiety in work in that situations, Especially if the work you have is not exactly what you wanted to be, thereby, there is a wisdom in the saying that says,
“do what you love and love what you do.” If you love your work and if you work with love, that decreases problems, I grew up with work, I grew up in a hospitality industry, about service, I love to serve and I love what I am doing, so I don’t have any stress, there is no problem because I love what I am doing.
Most of my life was spent in hospitality industry and I didn’t have any stress and problems with it because I enjoyed what I am doing because I love it.
If we can’t avoid problems, we can’t also avoid the stress, but we can overcome it all. This was already been foretold by the scripture.
John 16:33These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you [f]will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
How can you have cheer when there is tribulation? Is it possible or attainable to be cheered while in tribulation. Let’s get some reference in the bible that it possible for us to cheer while in tribulation,
Romans 5:3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
So Christians are glorying tribulations also, and if you read the verse again it is mentioning that tribulation is teaching perseverance.
So the previous verse was right that we should be of good cheer while in tribulation. This means that during tribulation it is possible for us to have a cheer, happiness, or joy, why?
Because, we have seen what the tribulation can do to our lives which is producing perseverance and patience. In our lives we have to sometimes look what is beyond the horizons, we have to sometimes look farther what our normal eyes can see.
We should look what is far beyond. Do you know why? Because, if you look at what you can only see, you will not know what is in there beyond whether there are some good and bad fruits.
As we have known that problems are creating perseverance and patience according to the bible. The bible verse provided, will help us know how to overcome stress, problems, challenges in life.
We should put it in our mind that it is normal for us to encounter problems and it’s not a bad news however, it is a good news because problems are the ones who made us strong in facing life.
Every time we fall we learn something and if we are wise enough, all those wrongs that we did will lead us to correcting our own and striving to not to repeat such mistake again.
Because according to the bible, the tribulation or the problems, stress, challenges, are making perseverance and patience which is beneficial to us.
If we will not encounter problems then we will become careless, we will always be lenient, we will always be lax. If we are not encountering problem we will be just like a happy-go-lucky, you will not concentrate, you will not think, then you can’t be the best that you should be.
But if you encounter problems then afterwards you have solved it, then you become a better person, you can be a better person, because the tribulation has made on you a perseverance.
If we continue that verse to from 5:3 to 4 Romans 5:3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
In verse 4 it say that perseverance, character; and character, hope. So we don’t need to take problems negatively. Why?
because, the problems can do something good in us. God has created us and he let everything happen to us. Why he allowed us to have problems, because as Christians who understand the gospel of God will gain something good in every problem he encountered.
So the best ways so that we can overcome stress or problems in life, we have to look at the good it can do to us. When you have a measles as long as there is no other complication there is no problem with it. Why? Because once you can have it your immune system will get stronger, because once you will have in later life it will be more difficult.
When you have measles or small pox during childhood you will not so much bothered with it, because you’re still a kid but when you have small pox at old age it is so painful, but when you had small pox during childhood you can have already an immunity against that virus, so as you are getting older and weaker you can already develop anti bodies as your protection from attacks of those viruses.
So the temporary problems that it brought had done some good to you for the future, if you just know how to look what is ahead of us.
Sometimes when we have diarrhea we thought that it’s all bad, but it is also a natural way of cleansing the linings of the intestine just make sure that you will not be dehydrated, drink a lot of water with a little sugar or salt or you need dextrose with it, but from diarrhea it is cleansing your whole intestines and removing toxins.
So we can see it that problem can do something good on the other ways. For example, you have problems in work then you have seen that this can do something good for you in the future, so most of the time problems will have a hidden benefits if you just know how to handle it.
Whenever there is problem just solve it, just face it and you will not lose anything, you will not lose hope, you should not lose your hope.
On the top of everything I just say it like this as the outlook of people. In the bible there is a secret on how to overcome the stress and problems in life, specially when we talk about work, there is something in the bible that really implying that problems would really come.
Let’s read this verse Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
So the verse is saying that there are a lot of things that can cause anxiety to the people, like food, clothing, job, relationship, your social standing, your community relationship, etc.
Too many ways that you can be anxious in life, but the biggest of it is in the family and work. But the verse said that, be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
So the best of all when problems arise, first is, we come near to the Lord, you believe there is God, those who said there is no God, they did not just use their mind, nobody can make the planets, stars when there is no God, we have to stick on the principle of science that nothing happens without a cause, nothing had happened without a reason, scientifically, physically, and same with spiritual, nothing will happen without a reason.
And the one who made is a loving God specially to us the human being. So if there are a problems about your job, sometimes you will encounter that there is somebody that don’t like you in your work area, relationship, family, and whatever it is that you think very heavy to carry.
The bible said: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
there is nothing that can compare when you comes to the God because, if you come to any human beings there is a big possibility that you will be disappointed, or sometimes humans are willing to help but they can’t also help you in solving your problems.
But coming to God, there is nothing that he can’t do because he is God. God said: “let your request be made known to God.”
Meaning, you pray. When problems will come the very first step to take as a Christian is to pray. When you pray all that made you anxious give them all to God, and that is the very secret, do you know why? Let’s read:
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
So when the problem will come you pray and have faith surrender all your anxieties and believe that he can do something in your problem.
As human, we can experience care from parents, spouse, family, even from neighbors, there are neighbors that cares.
So for as the humans that we know how to care that nobody is telling us to do it, we have felt care to our loved ones, if you are a Christian your are a child of God, you know how to acknowledge God, and God has seen it that you are not a bad man, ask yourself, will God care for me?
Of course, because we sinful people know how to care how much more the God himself who created us will not care for us. That’s why the bible said, 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
However, this is not applicable for all people, it’s only for those who have faith and who believed. According to the bible, you don’t need to be worried, handling stress and problem is just easy, first you pray, and this is the biblical admonition,
you pray then entrust to God all your worries and stress, tell God, Lord, I feel like I can’t handle this problem alone, I don’t have money to pay all my debts, please help me find the way to solve it, give all to God your anxiety because he cares for you.
Then you are eased with your problem, knowing that there is somebody who is powerful. He is big enough, he is much greater than your problems. God is bigger than all the problems of men. He is greater in all the greatest problems of humanity and he can solve them all.
God will attend to your problem. You might not believe but it’s all in the bible. 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Sometimes when we cross the roads there are times that there are things which we don’t see, suddenly there was a car passing by that you did not notice, but because God cares for you because before leaving the house you prayed, even though you did not see the car but the driver had seen you so he’s able to step the brake, God has awakened the driver for you.
God cared for you so nothing bad happened to you. All those had done by God in all areas of life specially in work, God sees all those who are devoted to work for their family, so God will take care of them while working.
If God will help you he is also helping your family. If God loves you and he also loves your family, if he cares for you he also care for your family.
What are the biggest problems that God can’t help you? That is the whole point in there. Therefore, if we only refer it all to the bible, we can feel the comfort on all our problems and stress.
For example, you have a co-worker who is not good to you, you pray to God. Lord, please open the heart of my colleague or my manager who is having a not good treatment to me, so you surrender them all to God.
Don’t retaliate if he is doing something wrong to you, leave it all to God, you even pray them to God, as God said:
Matthew 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
If you pray those who hate you to God, he will touch their hearts and those enemies of yours will sometimes become your best friends.
And I believe that there is no any problem that is so big for those who have faith in God. Faith can move mountain, so no matter how big is the problem all of them can be solved by our faith in God, let’s all rely on and hope that there is God, and that particular God is a caring God.
Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
This is the assurance of God for those who have faith in him, as God said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” If God will say he will not forsake you that is for sure because God will never lie, and God can’t lie.
So until here is this article, I hope that you have learnt a thing about handling problems and stress in life. No matter how busy is your life, just don’t forget to pray, and give all to God your problems and stresses.
Busy life makes prayers harder, but prayers make a hard and busy life easier, so just keep on praying.
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