Stop telling God about your problems!

I heard this on the radio recently….

“You have to stop telling God about your problems and start telling your problems about your God.”

Think about it for a moment.


“You have to stop telling God about your problems and start telling your problems about your God.”

It doesn’t mean that you pretend that your problems don’t exist, because they do.
It doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t approach God with the honest emotion and burdens that you have, because you must.
It does bring freedom because it separates you from the thinking that you and your problems are one in the same.
It refocuses your thinking from the temporal to the eternal which is always a supernatural blessing, to think of God.
It makes the problem seem a little further away and not so daunting.
It recognizes that the problem is not insurmountable.
It recognizes that God is powerful.
It accepts that God is able.
It reminds you that God is on your side.
It says “My dad can beat up your dad!”
It brings peace, comfort, and hope resulting from the confession that God’s grace is enough.

In Paul’s letter to the Church in Rome, he tells them and us to live our lives in a sacrificial way and to focus on being transformed by the renewing of our minds.   The way we think matters.

Similarly, in Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians he teaches about the wisdom we receive through the Holy Spirit and again says the way we think matters, and the source of our thinking is Jesus.  See 1 Corinthians 2:16  “for, ‘Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.”

So, when your problems knock on your door today, you don’t need to invite them in to stay, rather introduce them to Jesus, the one of whom Jude says, “To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—  to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.”