Life is complicated. No duh! Right? But how do we respond to life being complicated? That’s my question. How do I respond? What do I do?
From my experience the best way is to respond to life’s complications with God. There’s a popular quote, “Don’t tell God how big your problems are, tell your problems how big your God is.”
The best way to deal with complications is to be prepared for them.
Ephesians 6:10-18 (NLT)
A final word: Be strong with the Lord’s mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil. For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms. Use every piece of God’s armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that you will be fully prepared. In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by Satan. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere.
In this passage the Message says:
Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long.
Being prepared is the best defense for complications. So,
Know the truth!
Be Right with God (to be righteous)
Have peace from the Gospel
Have a Bible and Use it!
And last, but probably most important Pray Consistently!