No Problem, Man!

2 Corinthians 6:10b

We own nothing, and yet we have everything.

We recently had a vacation day in Jamaica. We rode a tour bus for an hour to reach our destination. Along the way, our guide instructed us with how to speak some local phrases.

“Ya man,” (pronounced môn) lets another know you are in agreement or have understanding.

“Irie man,” means you are feeling good and things couldn’t be better.

“No problem, man,” means the situation is under control. I specifically use the word “situation” because our guide also told us, “In Jamaica, there are no problems, only situations, and situations can be resolved.”

The laid-back atmosphere is perfect for vacation. Would it be possible to adopt that same attitude towards our problems in every day real life? I believe the Lord would encourage us to, as well.

Jonathan Cahn writes in his book, The Book of Mysteries,

In the Hebrew of scripture, there’s no true verb for ‘to have’.

We can get so caught up in our earthly possessions and the cares of this life that we forget how temporary all this is. The apostle Paul tells the young Timothy that we brought nothing into this world, and we can take nothing out. (1 Timothy 6:7)

When we consider physical items that we can touch and see, we understand the simplicity of it temporal state. However, when we are faced with health issues, financial crisis, or family heart ache, we must recognize these are temporary, as well.

Jonathan Cahn continues,

… and if you don’t have, then you can’t have any problems…or worries. They may be out there, but you don’t have them. They’re not yours. You can’t be burdened down by the weight of your own life…because you don’t have life… or it’s burdens.

(Day 30, The Book of Mysteries)

God is in control. He knows all things, and he is a way maker in impossible situations. With God there are no problems.

Seek Him today. Recognize He alone is all we need. Let the Lord into your life and see Him lighten your burdens. The only thing you can truly have in this life is a relationship with Jesus.


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As a former mathematics teacher and pastor's wife, I encounter many people facing difficult problems in everyday life. I desire to inspire others to push on during times of difficulty. I am a mother of two grown children, and what I lack in personal experience, I have gleaned through the experiences of others. My goal is to encourage through my "Priddy" words.

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