If you have ever worked on a computer or relied on one for your job, then you can identify with my “computer woes.” Recently, I had a very challenging week. I am employed by a church as the office manager and I had a computer breakdown. Anyone reading this today can identify with me that their job and practically their whole life are inside of these incredibly vulnerable machines that we all depend upon daily. I ended up needing to replace both the power supply and the mother board, translation—just about the entire inside of the computer. After many prayers were sent up, praise God everything was saved. The Holy Spirit helped me to figure out by myself how to swap out my hard drive and put it in another computer. I barely missed a step in my day and only lost a couple of emails.
My challenge for you today is to think about how you survive the breakdowns of life? I’m not talking about your car, your health, your basement that flooded, or your investments that hit rock bottom. I’m talking about how we handle the REAL breakdowns of life—the emotional, physical, and spiritual crashes we all experience at one time or another.
Let’s look together at God’s Word for encouragement in dealing with the “breakdowns” we experience. He is the Master Technician who is willing to help us when we are in need. He is willing, ready and able to fix your problems, re-install your system, re-boot your life, and re-ignite your fire for Him.
His strength upholds us!
2 Samuel 22:33
His arms undergird us!
His Spirit indwells us!
His Word is within us!
His comfort surrounds us!
2 Corinthians 1:3,4
His Eyes are upon us!
My computer problems pale in comparison to the real life situations that people are facing today. They pale in comparison to what is happening in our country and in our world. The weather is destroying homes and taking lives, the war is claiming our loved ones, the financial future is more uncertain than it has ever been. What we do and how we handle these situations matter to God. He wants us to turn to Him in times of trouble. He wants us to cry out to Him. If we put our hope and trust in the world and what it has to offer, we are on shaky ground. We should turn to God and His Word in the face of these situations and truly make Him the Lord of our life. People are watching to see how we handle the breakdowns that we experience. Let them all see us turn to God.
God’s reminds us in Isaiah 41:10 that we should not fear because He is with us and will strengthen, help and hold us up during life’s difficult times. I want to put my whole life in God’s hands because that is where I am the least vulnerable and least likely to have a breakdown that I am unable to handle. With Him in my life, I know that though I may experience significant challenges, that He is there and will protect me with His supernatural strength.