Bishop T.D. Jakes sermon on solving problems
One of the main reasons women doesn’t share their problems is this: they are told they shouldn’t have problems-especially after they are save!
In Hebrews 11, we find a list of people who are often called the heroes of the faith. On that list you’ll see Noah Abraham and Sarah and Moses’ and Rahab and Gideon and David and Samuel and all the prophets. The amazing thing is that every one of these giant of faith had a problem.
The bible says that some of these heroes were tortured and mocked and scourged and imprisoned and stoned and swan asunder. It says they were afflicted and tormented, and that some of them wandered in deserts and lived in caves.
God’s people have problem was a private problem. It was a public problem. It was a problem that could be in meeting where the women were wearing silk dresses and diamond jewelry and sequined jackets. They were looking good. But I wasn’t fooled. I knew that every imaginable secret was present in that room. That room was filled with private problems.
Sister Rape was present. Sis Child Abuse came along sister Crack Cocaine was there. Sis Battered Wife Depress was sitting right by her side. All the girls were there that night. They are present in any large gathering of women any where in our nation at any time. The fact that you have a problem is not what matters. What matters is what you choose to do about it.
This woman made the right choice about were to take her problem. Now, she didn’t make the right choice immediately, but she made it ultimately. She had suffered for twelve years and had spent all her money on doctors.
Be careful who you allow to help you. That person who is so eager to treat you may be after your money. Be careful whom you trust with your problem. That person may not be worthy of your trust.
Be careful whom you invited into your confidence. That person may gossip about you behind your back. Beware of the counsel of the ungodly. They’ll give you plenty of advice, but they can give you any lasting help.
If you are going to seek out someone to help you, seek out someone who knows the Answer. Find someone who will say to you Jesus is on the way. Jesus is coming Jesus is the Healer. Jesus is the Problem-Solver. Jesus is the one who can plug the problem that is draining you dry. Reach out and touch Him by faith!