Problems

“He need make no distinctions among the problems he perceives, for He to Whom he turns with all of them recognizes no order of difficulty in resolving them.  (M41)”

Affirmation:  “\My problems melt away as I turn to the Holy Spirit for His solution.”

Reflections:

How wonderful it is to know that, however difficult the problem might appear to us, it is child’s play to the Holy Spirit.  He will find the answer for us, if we but listen.  Elsewhere Jesus proclaims that one miracle is not more difficult than another, that there is not order of difficulty in miracles.  But we usually don’t really believe this.  More study and loving guidance will lead us to the truth of the statement.

The “He” in this passage is, of course, the Holy Spirit.  The language of the Course reflects the sixties, when the books were scribed, and follows as well the terminology of the Bible.  We should not let our faith waiver because the language is not gender-inclusive.  That would be asking too much of a document written before such sensitivities entered our culture.

Since the Holy Spirit sees no order of difficulty in solving problems, He will solve them when we turn to Him.  We have only to ask.  And asking is not greedy.  In supplication, we know that God is greater than are we, and if we turn as little children to Him, He answers us.  We have to be willing, though, to relinquish our own propensities to do things our way.  God’s Way may, and likely is, very different.  And we will be led Home as we follow His Way.

Prayer:

Dear Father/Mother,

Help me to turn to the Holy Spirit in all difficulties–not some, but all.  God’s grace and help in the solution of problems is a free offer.  And Your help is meant to encompass every aspect of our lives.

May I recognize these truths as I go about my day today.  May I pray for solutions to any and all difficulties that I face.  I know that these difficulties are not real, but as long as I am in this world, they may seem real to me.  Thank You for being there for me.

Amen.

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