A Squirmy Question

This is a question everyone should be able to answer

Hosea 14:1-9

Reference: “Return, Israel, to the Lord your God. Your sins have been your downfall!” Hosea‬ ‭14:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: I have just been a part of a panel for some job interviews. It’s nice to be on the other side of the panel for once!

One of the questions we asked the interviewees was to think of a time when they encountered a problem in the past and how they rectified it. While people may not be able to think of something straight away, this is a question everyone should be able to answer because, let’s be honest, we all encounter issues.

Our problems may not be life-shattering but, after any given time in a work place, they will become evident.

To be honest, having a problem was not the main part of the question. The response we were interested in was how they rectified the issue.

Application: It is a given that we will encounter problems in our lives. Our faith in God does not determine the type of problem we will encounter; our faith determines our response.

Sin has been the downfall of humans for all generations. Let us not allow sin to enter into our lives but honestly admit our issues and continue to turn to God.

Prayer: Lord, it’s so easy to doubt You when troubles enter our lives. May we be strong in our faith when problems arise and strive to live out each issue with You by our side. Amen.

What problem has arisen for you lately?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.