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“Make friends with the problems in your life.” Jesus Calling, March 5.

What? This goes against everything we believe! Make friends with our problems? It’s kind of like thanking God for our problems. Oh, wait….the Bible does tell us to do that too. Guess that is kind of like making friends with them.

It’s not just reverse psychology. It’s reverse warfare. Rather than fight the problems, embrace them as instruments for God’s glory to be revealed in our lives. Wouldn’t it frustrate you if you were trying to make somebody’s life miserable, but with every negative attempt you somehow made them stronger and happier?

I’m not there yet myself. But I so want to get there.

We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose (Romans 8:28 AMP)

What a powerful way to start the week. Let’s try it!

Any bad thing happen that you can now look back on and see God using it for your blessing?

Much grace and peace,

andy

Andy Lee is a wife, mother of three, author, speaker, and blogger. She inspires her readers to step out into their call whether to a neighbor or nation to find purpose and joy using the gifts God has given them. She lives on the North Carolina Coast with her favorite people in the whole word, her family. She loves chocolate, geraniums, coffee, and Jesus.

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