A Simple Matter

And this is a simple matter in the sight of the LORD; He will also deliver the Moabites into your hand.” 2 Kings 3:18

Have you ever found yourself faced with a problem and there just doesn’t seem to be a solution? A place where no matter how hard you try, it is just beyond you to come up with a solution. I have worked in the technology world for more than 30 years and while there were some incredibly complex technical issues, some that took weeks or months to solve, they ultimately were solved.

Life isn’t like that. There are not always clear and discernible answers. Sometimes the puzzle seems unsolvable.

The story found in 2 Kings 3 tells us of how an army was in a place with no water for the soldiers or the horses. There was no humanly identifiable solution for how to get water. but as Elijah told them “…this is a simple matter in the sight of the Lord.” Not only did the Lord provide victory over the need for water, he went beyond that and provided a victory in the war.

God does not see things the way we do. He is not limited by a finite mind or earthly solutions. He alone is able to take those seemingly impossible, complex trials, problems, and decisions in our lives and provide answers. The answers may be complicated and multi-faceted. They may take seasons to solve. But for the Lord they are simple matters. Our challenge is to have faith and trust in Him..for His solution…in His timing…and for His glory.

Philippians 2:12-13 says “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

Trust in Him, have faith in Him, and have complete confidence in Him to take and to own those seemingly impossible puzzles in your life and remember… “this is a simple matter in the sight of the LORD“!

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