What If Problems Are Really Plans?

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Sometimes our troubles seem to be more than we can handle. They weigh us down. Strip us of any semblance of joy and peace. Have us wondering how we can go on one more day. 

No Problems?

But have you ever considered that what you see as a problem may actually be a growth opportunity? Part of God’s plan even? A time to grow your faith and trust in a Father that promises to never leave you nor forsake you? 

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Sometimes it is near impossible to comprehend, but if God’s plan for Jesus included being tortured, humiliated, nailed to a cross, and separated from His Father, could your troubles also be part of something bigger?

Despite what you may feel right now, God will not drop you. He will not forget you. He is the Redeemer. And His plan is better than any we may devise.  

Ms. Ten Boom said it well, “God has no problems, only plans.”

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Today place your trust in His plan for your problems. You may be surprised to find your worst problems become your greatest blessings. 

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” (Jeremiah 29:11)

Reflection: What problem are you facing today? How can I pray for you? Have you had a problem that seemed insurmountable only to find it became a great blessing? Care to share? 

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  1. Laura Connell on December 11, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Thank you, Julie. I am working on repairing broken family relationships. I see how past trials are part of God’s plan because they equip you to help others with theirs. I am learning how the Lord is constantly using us to heal one another and receive more healing at the same time. This is why we have to empty ourselves everyday. Less of me, more of Him.

    • Julie Sunne on December 11, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      “Less of me, more of Him.” Love that phrase, Laura! It is wonderfully freeing when we realize how powerful empathy is in another’s healing. I will be praying for your family situation.

  2. JViola79 on December 12, 2013 at 9:21 am

    I loved this thought – What if problems are really plans? Truly all a matter of perspective, isn’t it? May God help me to see that He is in it all. Thank you for this reminder today!

    • Julie Sunne on December 12, 2013 at 9:30 am

      Perspective makes all the difference! Blessings.

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Julie Sunne

Hello, I'm Julie, an imperfect wife and mother of four. Life in this broken world is not always easy. Yet, joy can be found in each day through the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I find it's easy for our day's blessings to get lost in its happenings. But God's "mercies never end" (Lamentations 3:22) and His "grace is sufficient" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

May the posts and pages on this site offer you a measure of peace and encouragement.

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