The Search For Answers
Looking for answers
The man was experiencing a nightmare. In his dreamstate he was in a boat on the ocean,far from shore. Suddenly a large wave came along side and capsized the boat. The man was instantly in a state of fear, he could not swim. He looked frantically for any sign of another boat or someone that might rescue him. There was none. As he thrashed around in the water he realized that it was only making matters worse. Deciding that all was lost and he would surely die, he ceased this struggle. As he was going under for the final time he called out, Help!
Suddenly he heard a small voice coming from far off saying, "It's time to wake up" he began to awaken and as he became conscious he realized that he was at home safe in his bed and that there had never been any real danger. What he had believed was going to kill him was only an illusion. All we had to do was awaken for it to be over.
This is a wonderful example of how we approach life.When dealing with difficulties. We exist in a state of constant anxiety over how to live our lives and how to fix our problems. Most of us believe there is an answer to our problems, that we can figure out. We live under the illusion that our minds can think of a way to remove all threat be it Illness, death, poverty unhappiness, depression, or bad luck of any kind. We labor under the illusion that we can find the answer if we work hard enough, study enough, are a good person, etc;
We go through our lives attempting to do or say the right thing in hope that our problems will be solved. If we can't solve them we put them off on someone else to solve for us.
What we are laboring under is a state of level confusion, that is, a belief that problems can be solved on this physical plane. We may find a temporary solution that seem to work for an immediate problem only to find that ten more take it's place. Problems have no solution when dealt with through the use of our intellect.
When faced with what seems to be insurmountable issues, all we need to do is to stop attempting to solve them ourselves. We must take any problems to the spirit level. Here we find the only real solution. That solution is to trust that God will be there for us whatever our need.
Sometimes your problem may appear through your earthly eyes as still existing. This means only that we must trust that God knows our needs better than we do and that he will be there to answer us and will supply all our needs if we are willing to awaken to our spiritual world and trust in the trinity. There is no problem that God cannot handle.Our part is to allow them to be handled for us..
Pray not that he will solve your problems
This would be telling God what you believe you need. Trust is the key. We must have faith that all of our needs will be met. Prayer is not a time for making demands on God but rather a time to acknowledge him and to give thanks for all he does for us.