One definition of the word, situation is the way in which something is placed in relation to its surroundings. But often, when people talk about being in a situation, they usually mean that something important has gone bad in some way.
We all have those sorts of experiences. Some are social situations in which we don’t have enough confidence in ourselves. Maybe we are shy about conversing with others, afraid someone might be too critical of us.
Maybe our situation is that we’ve had a financial fall-out, and don’t know how to fix it.
Or it could be that we’re lonely, or sick, or even dying.
Maybe there’s a person we love, who doesn’t seem to love us. Or maybe we have an addiction, such as drugs or alcohol.
For many, there’s the situation of betrayal by a friend, or spouse.
In our life we will confront so many situations! Some are self-imposed, because all of us have choices, and often we choose wrongly. Some are thrust upon us through no fault of our own.
So how do we handle a harmful situation? Can we do it on our own?
Well, the answer to that is that we don’t have to do it on our own. Not if we have God as our partner in life. Not if we turn to him in all those situations listed above, even if they are situations we caused ourselves. God will help us through, if only we ask him.
Will our problem always be solved the way we want it to be solved? The answer is No.
But if God is involved, if we give our situation to Him, we can have peace, trusting that good will come from it, in a way we may not anticipate.