It hit me like a ton of bricks!
God's plan and all encompassing purpose is so much greater then the petty troubles I face in my day to day living. I was thinking before I started to read about something that bothered me and then I started to read this......
For it is from God alone that you have your life through Christ Jesus. He showed us God's plan of salvation; He was the one who made us acceptable to God. He made us pure and holy and gave himself to purchase our salvation.
1 Corinthians 1:30 NLT
In the light of all this. To think of things like salvation, holiness, purity, being acceptable, God's plan, life and what it took to purchase our salvation.
I can't help but think how miniscule (don't know if I spelt that right) my problems are. Why do I spend so much time thinking about them? Why do I lift them to a place of importance in my life where they overshadow these great truths that are found in this one verse.
I know that I live in this world as a stranger and that I will run into problems. I also know that these problems can not be ignored. They are true and legitimate problems that I must face on this earth.
However, they are not to be looked at as something more then what they really are. Otherwise, I shall be stripped of all my joy and become like one who has no hope.