Tackling our troubles

All of us have God-given authority to face challenges head-on through prayer, and to heal them.

When someone says he is going to "tackle a problem," we know it means he's going to bring it down to size—to find a solution. This requires confidence and authority. Yet often when a problem confronts us, we may be tempted to run—and not toward it but away from it. That's because we think the challenge may be bigger than we can handle. If a football tackle thought his opponent was too big or too strong, he might also consider running the other way!

The authority, however, for facing any challenge, solving any problem, is God's omnipotence, not human abilities. The power isn't in the problem. Nor is the power in us. In fact, whatever the challenge, it actually has no power at all.

Training—physical or spiritual emphasis?
July 19, 1993

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