Hebrews 4:16, “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

It is not the frequency or the intensity of your trials that reflects where you are spiritually but where you run to, where you turn to, in the midst of those trials. How quick are you to run to God for settlement when that disagreement strikes? How fast are you to come boldly to God’s throne for solution when trouble hits? How prompt are you to respond to His prompting in your spirit? Those who are spiritually minded run to God at the earliest stage and they find sufficient grace to manage whatever their case. However, when troubles come, the majority are quick to run to natural, carnal, fleshly solutions before turning to God. In the process of trying to fix things without God, they end up damaging them even more.

Many of the big issues we are facing today are a result of the little issues we did not handle properly at the beginning. Many of the big mistakes we fall into today are the result of the many small mistakes that we did not attend to or address at the right moment. If you handle sadness carefully, it will soon turn to joy; but if you handle joy carelessly, it will soon turn to sadness.

Any solution without salvation is just a short-term fix – you’ll only end up making matters worse and prolonging your problem. God did not design us to carry the weight of yesterday’s issue on top of today’s issue. Carrying over yesterday’s trouble leaves you ill-equipped to face today’s trouble. That is why we need to settle today’s issues today. Don’t listen to the lies of the devil telling you that your pain is permanent. Don’t take the train of desperation to a destination outside of your faith. Run to God at the earliest moment – you will find grace for what you face.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, I surrender every issue, every trouble to You right now. You are the Potter; I am the clay. Make me who You want me to be as I turn to You in the midst of life’s issues. In Jesus’ Name, amen.