Ever had a problem that seemed like it had no natural solution? ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

Ever spent valuable hours, days, weeks or even months stressing, worrying and trying to figure out what to do? ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

I have! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

A few years ago my sister and I got a wonderful idea for a product and business through which to sell it. 

After many months of designing and finalising the product, going through the sample process with our manufacturer and spending tens of thousands, our first shipment arrived. 

To our enormous shock and distress, we discovered that every one of the products in that first shipment was faulty! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

We then spent weeks upon weeks pleading our case with our supplier, trying to get them to take the products back and give us a refund. Then we threatened legal action. Then we tried to offload the products to a charity or other organisation. All to no avail. ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ

Finally (duh!) we decided to trust God to sort it all out. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Every time we thought about the situation we said, โ€œLord, we cast the care of this situation onto you. Thank you that you do the caring about this for us. You fight for us, we need only to be still.โ€ (1 Peter 5:7, Exodus 14:14) ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

We took our hands off the problem completely and refused to think about it, except to cast the care of it and thank God that He fought for us. 

Long story short: Within a week God got the solution to us and not only did we get a FULL refund from the supplier (unheard of!) but in the space of 24 hours we were even able to sell every one of the faulty products as seconds and make a PROFIT! ๐Ÿ’ต

Glory to God! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

God tells us in Proverbs 3:5-6 to trust Him with ALL our heart (mind, will and emotions) and LEAN NOT (rely on, have confidence in) our own understanding (what we can figure out), but in every situation acknowledge (submit to, confess) Him (the Word) – and the result will be that He makes our path straight and smooth. ๐Ÿ›ฃ๐Ÿฅฐ

God has the perfect solution and answer for EVERY problem or dilemma we could find ourselves in, and when we decide take our hands off it completely and lean totally and ONLY on His Word (as demonstrated by what weโ€™re saying/doing), He will straighten it all out for us.ย 

(And the answer will be better than what you could have imaginedโ€ฆbecause thatโ€™s just how good God is! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโค๏ธ) #faithtalks