“If it is not one thing, it is another”

By: Lisa Wilmore

My Christian Friends,

We must always give God the glory and honor for the many splendid things he has done for us. Praise him for his breathing, walking, and talking miracle in our lives. Also, thank him for making the impossible, possible-that is life eternally, through Jesus Christ.

In a world where things are happening in such a fast pace with many uncertainties, we may express in words the adage, “If it is not one thing, it is another”. Many individuals may quote this statement when issues arise on a consistent basis. In fact, I recently verbalized this statement due to occuring hurts, disappointments, and financial challenges that had become overwhelmingly challenging. However, through it all, God strengthen me through his power and gave me the victory. Yes, in the midst of it all, God is always present.

I am reminded of the Shunammite woman whose son died and was brought back to life by the prophet, Elisha. Prior to this occurrence, the Shunammite woman used her kindness and wealth to help Elisha (2 Kings 4:8-10). Because of her kindness, she was blessed with a child. Of course, she did not know what was in the future for her son; however, when faced with the hurt of losing him, she trusted God to restore him. In like manner, we do not know what the end of today or tomorrow may bring forth in our lives, but we can trust God to come to our rescue.

In addition, in the book of Matthew (15:21-28), when the Canaanite woman petitions Jesus to heal her daughter from possession of an evil spirit, most importantly, she was persistent in asking him to heal her. Certainly, this woman had to have gone through many trails and tribulations with her child. Therefore, she became desperate and humble enough to seek help from the only one who could help her. She tried Jesus and released her faith so that her daughter would receive healing.

There are many other accounts in the Bible in which we can glean from-revealing that God is concerned about our problems and he will help us in our “one thing or another” occurrences. With this in mind,as you read the Bible and witness the challenges of individuals, know that God is still in control of it all. In every challenge, struggle, or disappointment, there is a lesson. That lesson is that God will handle your “one thing or another” occurrences.

Even though it appears that it is difficult to overcome the pressures of life, God is available and will step in on our behalf.