Let me clearly state to all of you and to all the people of Israel that he was healed by the powerful name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, the man you crucified but whom God raised from the dead. For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says, ‘The stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’ There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” – Acts 4:10-12 (NLT)
When I am sick, or have relational problems (with my wife, or kids, or other relatives, or boss, or friends, or business clients, or co-workers), or have money problems, or love problems, I normally fight back, seek revenge, or just cower and hide, depending on who my “enemy” is. But did it solve my problem?
It might be OK for a little while, but then the problem really does not go away. Who can permanently help me overcome all my troubles?
Peter the apostle clearly stated in the verses above who is THE ONLY ONE who could heal the sick, and also save us from sin and all the troubles we have. There is salvation in no one else but Jesus Christ!
When I look to myself for solutions, it only makes me think more of the impossibility of getting out of trouble. It makes me hopeless, stressed, and then physically sick.
But if I look to Jesus Christ to save me from my troubles, He takes all the work from me, He gets all the blame if something goes wrong, and in the end everything actually gets fixed if I just keep on believing in Him, so eventually also only He gets all the glory. None to me, since I did not try to work it out on my own.
Plus I am stress-free since Jesus has already saved me. I can relax and just believe everything will be fine since He is God and He surely knows and has the power to how to fix any problem. I can continue with my life doing what is right, with joy knowing God has handled all my problems, even while in the midst of all the problems.
How can I trust God that much? I keep talking to Him. As I do that, I get to feel the great love He has for me, the care that He has for me, that He loves me and wants the best for me, ALL THE TIME! Just like the perfect loving Daddy that He said He would be to me.
So if you have any problems, if anything is troubling you, giving you so much worries, only Jesus can save you from it. Stop trying to fix it on your own. Stop trying to get advice from friends, or relatives, and then execute their advice on your own. Go to Jesus first. Lift up to Him all your worries and burdens. He will give you joy and rest and assurance that He already gave you what you need to solve the problem. Then now you just go on do what needs to be done knowing that Jesus has already fixed your problem. If you could not hear Jesus, or could not understand what you read from the Bible, then that is the time to go ask your Christian friends, or relatives about it. You can also send me a message if you want. I would be very happy to help. But keep asking about how Jesus fixed your problems first. Not just what you need to do to fix your problems. All you have to do is believe that Jesus will help you. He surely will because He loves you so much! 🙂
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