I used to be a "fixer." Tell me the problem, let us get some good workers together to brainstorm solutions and throw them up against the parameters we were working with, and my team and I could deliver a "workable solution" -- not a perfect solution, necessarily, but one that the majority could get behind and support.
I have discovered lately that many problems that come into our lives are not "fixable," at least not in ways that we are willing to fix them. I am not advocating not trying to address problems in our lives, I am just saying there are limits sometimes to what we can do. In those times, I find the following scripture a good prayer:
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:11-12
When problems mount or life is good, this is a solution that is always appropriate: Take refuge in God, find gladness and joy in Him.
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ®. NIV®. COPYRIGHT © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
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