Psalm 107:1 (KJV)

Many Christians doubt God when problems, hardships, tribulations or disasters occur in their lives. I don’t mean to talk down (I know how traumatizing events can press and push you), but nowhere in the Bible does God promise us a life in this world without need or hardship. On the contrary. Jesus expressly tells us that we will experience distress and hardship (not because it comes from God or because it was His will, but because we live in this world). The point is: how do we deal with problems? The right way: give everything to God; He cares and He helps (1 Peter 5:7).

How long is your tunnel?

When the train enters a tunnel, no one throws away the ticket and gets out. Every traveler trusts the train driver and knows that at the end of the tunnel, there will be glorious light again. If travelers behave like that, how much more than we, the flock of Jesus, who are reconciled to God and as the beloved daughter or as the beloved son, remain immovable and belong to His family for all eternity? (John 1:12) • You don’t have to know much. Know this one thing in times of distress.

“O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalm 107:1; KJV)

God does not send anything bad into your life. Don’t believe the lies that the devil throws at you.

God helps you through every problem. Don’t forget that, no matter what ocean of desperation you may be traveling at the moment; no matter which pains are currently pressing and pushing you, or how unlikely the solution to the problem may seem. God helps. • A collections guy checking my pockets for money, Joseph in prison in Egypt and God’s help.