Fourteen Problems Some Christians Encounter

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Focusing on WHERE we can find God saying WHAT to us WHEN:

God's Eye to Education is extended to us in many spheres. When one wants to know something, he or she attempts to consult God. This means laying, hold on God in prayer - be it in any form. So, to this end, God does speak to us. To some, God speaks more clearly in music - to some, in meditation. The first has actual words, words which are seen and can be read; the latter has "mystical" words, which can not be seen, but which can be felt.

Many have gone to God's Word for an answer, or at least the motivating sentence to "get them going." Consequently, this chapter, in its brevity, is designed to be a "starter" for understanding. I have chosen a number of familiar experiences of our living and have listed them with both a New Testament and an Old Testament observation on them. For the most part, there is listed only one sentence from each section of the Canon of Scripture. However, there are several in which I found both so helpful that both have been listed.

Great Literature of the Bible

If you want to find the Then turn in the Bible to
Creation Story Genesis 1-2
Beatitudes Matthew 5:1-12
Christmas Story Matthew 1-2 Luke 2
Easter Story Matthew 26-28, Luke 22-24, Mark 14-16, or John 13-21
Last Judgment Matthew 25
Lord's Prayer Matthew 6:5-15 or Luke 11:1-13
Pentecost Story Acts 2
Prodigal Son Story Luke 15
Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5, 6, 7
Sower Story Matthew 13, Mark 4, or Luke 8
Ten Commandments Exodus 20 or Deuteronomy 5

When one is:

  Old Testament New Testament
Afraid or Fearful Psalm 34:4 2 Timothy 1:7
Tired Psalm 95:1-7 Matthew 11:28
In Sorrow Psalm 40:42 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
Bearing a Grudge Leviticus 19:18 Ephesians 4
Frustrated Psalm 40 Hebrews 12:1-3
Facing a Crisis Job 28:12-23 Matthew 6:25-34
Wanting To Find Joy Proverbs 16:20 John 15:11
Sick or in Pain Psalm 41:2-4 James 5:1-15
In Temptation Psalm 13:1-12; 23, 24 1 Corinthians 10:13
Having Friends to Fail Psalm 27:9 Romans 12:14, 17, 19, 21
Bored Psalm 103 Ephesians 3:14-21
Worried Psalm 46 Matthew 6
Staying Awake at Nights Psalm 4 Matthew 11:2530
Afraid of Death Psalm 23 2 Corinthians 5:1
Feeling Rejected Psalm 43 Colossians 1:9-15
Feeling That God Is Far Away Psalm 46:10,11 John 14:16
Having Guilt Feelings Psalm 55:16, 17 2 Corinthians 5:17
In Need of Courage Joshua 1:9, Psalm 27:5 Philippians 4:13
Leaving Home Psalm 121 Hebrews 11:8-16
In Need of Inward Peace Isaiah 26:3 Philippians 4:6, 7
In trouble Psalm 46 Mark 11:23
Feel Weary Psalm 60:11, Job 5:19, 20 Matthew 11:28-30

When one is:

  Old Testament New Testament
Feeling Depressed Psalm 71 John 14:1-13
Finds Disaster Threatening Psalm 62:1, 2
Psalm 118: 5-9
Philippians 4:7
Needing Patience Psalm 40:1 1 Peter 5:7
In Need of God's Protection Psalm 34:17 Matthew 28:20
Tense Psalm 91 James 5:7-11
Discouraged Psalm 42 Philippians 4:4-7
Jealous Psalm 49 James 3:14-18
Bereaved Psalm 42 Matthew 5:4
Getting a New Job Psalm 1 Philippians 4:13, 19
Undertaking new Responsibility Joshua 1:1-9 Philippians 4:19
Planning a Budget Malachi 3:10 Mark 4:1-25
In Need of Prayers Psalm 25 Luke 11:1-13

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