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How to Live Problem-Free

A student signed up for a tutoring session with a teacher. He showed up with no pencil and paper, no questions to ask and half listened while the teacher reviewed the lesson. When the student took his test later that day, he failed. He had gone to the tutoring session! Why didn’t he pass his test?

Just showing up to a tutoring session isn’t an immediate fix to a student’s academic issues just like deciding to follow Jesus isn’t an immediate fix to our day to day struggles and challenges. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t mean everything is perfect all the time. Our relationship with the Lord takes work, trust and faith that God is always greater than our circumstances.

In Jeremiah 11, we are told that the people of Anathoth plotted to kill Jeremiah. Jeremiah had a real problem even though he was following Jesus, and we can experience that same situation today.

When we face challenges in our lives, we can do one of two things: we can run and hide or we can call on God and face the situation at hand. God doesn’t promise us a problem free existence. Instead, He promises to go before us and be with us and to never leave us or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:8). We don’t have to be afraid, discouraged or anxious because we can trust that God will answer us when we call.


  • What discourages or scares you or causes you to be anxious? What can you do today to turn these worries over to God?
  • Do you view Christianity as a “quick fix” to your problems? How can you begin to change this outlook and see God’s goodness in every situation?

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