What would you do?

Philippines
March 10, 2008 10:13pm CST
when you face a problem, where do you turn first? I know for a fact that people deal with problems in their life differently. As we often hear stories and when friends asked for advise, we would often hear...."Well, I could have done it differently.. or I could have not done that!" When you are in trouble, what do you most often do first? 1) Take care of it yourself 2) Call a friend 3) ASk God for help I pondered upon this question for a long time and looked back in my life on how I deal with troubles in my life. Often, I find myslef calling my friends when I have emotional troubles and some, too shameful to bother a friend, I pray to God. At one point, I asked a friend of mine what she does when he is in trouble and knowing my friend to be independent and too proud at times, she answered she takes care of it herself as much as she could. Well, I guess we deal with our problems differently and only few would say that they pray first when they are in trouble. Too often, prayer is not our first response to trouble. We may try to figure out a solution by ourselves, using our own skills or financial resources or we may turn to friends. When none of that helps, it is only then we start to pray. Odd isnt it? Not only that, we pray for instant solution for the problem and does not take time to reflect on the issue and hear what God has to say about it. Now I realize that prayer is more important and its God's reminder that He is just beside you. Now I keep it a point to pray even at times when Im not in trouble and when God reminds me of His presence. After my personal prayer, well I also call my friends for prayer as well. So, when you have a problem or is in trouble, what do you do first?
4 responses
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
12 Mar 08
I will tried to deal with it myself. If I really can't then I will call my sisters for help.I seldom pray because I usually think that its a test from god and tried to deal with it.
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
Thanks Lynn for your insight on this. Yes all troubles are a trial from God I believe. We have each our own views of things that happen to us and how we deal with it and I hope all things goes good for you!
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
12 Mar 08
Dearest Gabrielle47...I look deep inside for perspective, because I know the Lord has given me the wisdom. Then I give thanks. Cheers.
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
Thanks Pergammano. Yes the Lord is always inside us and it is where He speaks to us in so doing guides us in everyway when we are at a loss. God bless!
• Bangladesh
11 Mar 08
God is almighty. I aloways ask god not to fall me in any trouble. after that if i fall in a trouble, first i guss what kind of problem it is. if i think i can handle it then i take care of it myself. but if it is too much big then i called my best friend & share with him & want his opinion about this problem. then i try to come out that problem with my friend.
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
Thanks Syedshazadali for sharing. Well I guess you deal with your problems differently according to what the situation is. Yes God is almighty and he has all the answers to every situation. Have a nice day and keep praying!
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
hello gabrielle! i agree with you most of the time people put God at the end, whenever we encounter problem we intend to solve it on our own or ask friends for help then after we've done everything the last thing we'll do is pray, i must admit i'm also like this whenever i have problem the first thing i'll do is seek for solution and i want an instant one. as i grew matured i've learned to be patient, ask God first coz i believe He use problem so that we will go nearer to Him.
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
Hi JOoana. Thanks for sharing your insights on this. Yes before when I was not matuer enough, I too try to solve it on my own or call friends but now I have learned to be near to him and yes I agree with you that God uses these circumstances to be near to him. Keep on praying!