When you're behind this kind of message at a red light, you can't help but snap a picture.
Surely God is trying to speak to anyone who pulls up and read these words.
I know He was speaking to me!
There was just something about seeing the words "NO PROBLEM" so clearly and then seeing the word "PROBLEM" not as clearly and upside down that made me ask the questions,
What makes some things in life seem like a "problem?"
For me, it's usually when I'm looking at the world through my eyes.
Not from God's perspective.
See, God can flip our problems over if we trust Him with them.
It's not always easy.
But I promise it's worth it.
Think of your biggest problem at this moment in your life.
Now imagine God, the Creator of the Universe and the Sustainer of life on this planet, taking your problem out of your hands as He sits on His throne.
Imagine Him looking at your problem from all sides and then carefully laying on His lap and saying, "I've got this."
Now, this is the hard part.
Walk away from the throne and leave your problem there.
You'll be tempted to run back and grab it, because in your mind you're probably thinking, "But I have to do this and this and this......"
But try something just for today.
Leave your problem on God's lap and go do the little things you can do (and need to do) to get through today.
See what happens to your problem as you trust Him with it.
Yes, you'll probably still have to do some work.
Yes, you'll probably still have to face some consequences if parts of your problem aren't resolved quickly.
just do today what you can do today, trusting God to fill in the gaps along the way.
Joyce Meyer shared this in a cd I was listening to last week,
"The Bible says, 'when we are weak, God is strong.'
That means that we do only what we can humanly do in any situation and then we allow God to do the rest."
For some of us "the rest" may seem like too much to trust Him with handling.
For some of us the flipping over of our problem into a "NO PROBLEM," may seem like an impossible flip.
But God specializes in flipping over problems.
He longs for us to live with the attitude of the tire cover on the jeep above.
We have a 5K coming up on Saturday that we are sponsoring through NICK'S FOUNDATION.
There are over 170 people registered, and there are so many last-minute things to do.
I'm trying so hard to enjoy every step in the journey to Saturday even though we have run into some problems along the way,
because I have a God who specializes in flipping over my problems.
SO DO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love that the Bible says to 'case all our cares upon Him, because He cares for us.'
I love that Bible says,
When I am afraid,
I will trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
What can mortal man do to me?
I know that Saturday morning there will be a crowd of people showing up for the 5K, many of whom I have never met.
They will want their t-shirt in time to change for the race.
They will want their running number to pin on their shirt if they are racing.
They will want to be near the front of the crowd if they are racing for a prize.
They will want cold water at the end of the race.
They will want a drink along the way at a water station.
They will want good weather.
Today, I can make a few more phone calls and check in with a few people who have taken ownership of things like "water donations" and "communication with the police department."
Today, I can be thankful for so many who are helping with registration and route positions during the race.
Today, I can be thankful for Brenda and Kristy and Renee and Jennifer and all of our race sponsors.
Tomorrow, I'll move on to the next part of what I can do.
Until then, I'll trust God to flip any problems over that pop up along the way.
I'm praying you'll trust Him with your problems too.
And, Sunday, after I make it through the race and Olivia's first homecoming, I'll share the winner of the Karen Kingsbury book from last week!