Solution for Problems

I’ve recently written a post How to Worry Less which was inspired by a particularly difficult time my husband and I were going through, financially and spiritually. That situation taught me the power of prayer, how to give my worries to God, and how prayer can be the solution for problems.

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Effects of Stress

Since then I have been diving into my Bible reading scriptures and stories that concentrate on prayer and the reasons we should not worry. Why I have I been doing this? It’s one of my alternative treatments to control flares of fibromyalgia and is a solution for problems – all of them.

Stress of any kind – physical, emotional, mental, etc – will lead to a flare of fibromyalgia symptoms. I’ve had a lot of difficult times during my struggle with fibromyalgia, and stress has led to many flare ups over the last few years. There are many different ways to alleviate stress, and my way is spiritually.

In 2011 a co-worker gave me an inspirational devotional Hope for Each Day: Words of Wisdom and Faith by Billy Graham. It contains a biblical scripture and devotional for each day of the year and this is the third time I’ve read it.

 

Growing in spiritual awareness

As I grow in my spiritual awareness the passages are read with a new perspective and insight. The selections are almost always fitting to my current plight and gives me a direction on where to go. I read a selection each morning upon waking and follow it with prayer.

This morning’s selection was in response to my growing concern about my disability case with the Veteran’s Affairs. I fell asleep with this concern on my mind last night and this morning’s daily read was this:

Pray About Your Problems

What do you do when you have a problem? Do you worry? Most of us do. But does worrying solve the problem. No, it does not. Then if worry doesn’t solve the problem, why worry?

The Bible’s account about Hezekiah gives us an idea for problem solving: “Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD. Then Hezekiah prayed before the LORD” (2 Kings 19:14-15).

Instead of turning to God as a first resource, we so often turn to Him as  a last resort. Follow Hezekiah’s formula. Turn to God first with your problems, for only He is capable of handling them in a way that will be in your best interest – and according to His perfect will.

 

How fitting is this for my current situation? Absolute perfection, and a great way to stop the worry before it stresses my body leading to a flare with aggravated symptoms.

 

When faced with problems

The next time you are faced with problems, remember Philippians 4:6 and don’t worry about anything, but pray instead. It’s physically and spiritually healthier!

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Brandi

Hi, I’m Brandi, the writer and creator of Being Fibro Mom and My Fibro Journal. Aside from my work on Being Fibro Mom, I run a group called Fibro Parenting on Facebook. I've been writing for the Fibromyalgia Magazine since 2016 and recently became the Secretary and Fibro & Families program director for International Support Fibromyalgia Network. Facebook-+-Twitter-+-Instagram

9 thoughts on “Solution for Problems

  • August 7, 2014 at 5:22 pm
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    Perfect timing! I couldn’t have picked a better day to read this reminder. 🙂 (It’s been a rough one!) Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Coffee & Conversation.
    ~Candy

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  • August 9, 2014 at 9:18 pm
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    I just stumbled upon your site today, and am so glad I did. I too, suffer from FM, and other chronic illnesses. What an encouraging post you wrote – definitely picked me up today. Thanks! Blessings – Visiting from Considering Grace!

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    • August 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm
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      I’m so glad my writing encouraged you! It is hard with fibromyalgia, but it doesn’t have to control us. Please, visit me again!

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  • August 28, 2014 at 9:28 am
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    Phil 4:6-8 is my life motto really. I have always suffered from anxiety, and this verse has taught me how to find peace in the Lord. It’s amazing how His Word has that Power to transform our hearts!! Beautiful printables!!

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    • August 28, 2014 at 5:12 pm
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      Thank you for reading. Yes, His word is very powerful and transforming. I’m glad you like the printables. Please come back soon!

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  • July 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm
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    Financial problems and my own disability case have been causing me a lot of stress for the last two years…sometimes it seems like it will never end, so thanks for the inspiration. I needed it.

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    • July 28, 2015 at 1:54 pm
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      It does seem that way at times. Hang in there!

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