Bigger, Faster, Stronger

1 Kings 7, 2 Chronicles 4, Psalms 44, 1 Timothy 2

Problems are part of life.  Much of our daily efforts are an attempt to solve our problems.  Take money, for example.  If you are struggling to make ends meet, you may work harder so that you make more money.  But, the additional money and time spent only creates new problems.  This is true for relationships too.  We think we would have more friends if we were funnier, skinnier, or drove a better car.  But, no matter how hard we try, they don’t work.  They never will.  How long will you try before turning to God?

The Psalmist in Psalms 44 takes a minute to remember.  As he does, something special comes to light.  He realizes that there is nothing special about the Israelites.  They were not taller, smarter, prettier, or richer than their neighbors.  In fact, they were not even stronger.  He recalls,

They did not conquer the land with their swords;

it was not their own strong arm that gave them victory.

So what was it?  What made them successful in battle and prosperous in everything they did?  It was the hand of God.  He says it this way,

It was your right hand and strong arm

and the blinding light from your face that helped them,

for you loved them.  Psalms 44:3 (NLT)

I don’t know what problem you are trying to solve or what hurt you are trying to heal, but I do know that there is only one path; Jesus.  I know that he is standing, patiently with his hand extended and asking, “Do you want to be healed?” (Matt 5:6)