Who do you turn to when your car is broken? Do you go to a plumber or a TV repair man? No you go to a car mechanic to find out what is wrong with your car. So the first thing you must do when you have a problem is know who to turn to. The first action for many people is to call their friends to let them know how bad the situation is. The need for sympathy seems to be a source of comfort, but as a Christian you have the right and the privilege of being able to turn to God. God will listen to your worries and He is waiting for you to ask Him for help. 1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
All of us can easily point to a day when everything went wrong. Perhaps it was a sudden heart attack or the sudden death of a spouse or loved one. It could have come with a personal financial crisis, or the diagnosis of a medical problem. Bad things will happen to each of us during our lifetime, but it is important that you remember who God is and the problems you have do not change the nature of God or God’s love for you. Friends are important and are there to help you in any way they can but they are limited in what they can do – God is not. Allow your troubles to push you towards the one person who will not only have an answer but the best answer for you.
So if your first thought is to call a friend in your time of need, think about the friend that you have in Jesus. Cast your cares upon Him and trust that He will always be there for you. It could be that it’ll be years before you understand the “why” of a tough time, or the underlying reason behind a crisis, and it could be that you’ll never know the answers but God is good and He will never leave or forsake you. When you have a problem don’t go to the phone go to the throne.