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Have you ever tried to fix something, only to make things worse? (Minute Message)

Posted by Shawn Green on

Have you ever tried to fix something, only to make things worse?

Mount Walker, near Seattle, Washington, is known for its remarkable views. People from all over come to hike the trails and marvel at the beauty around them.

Recently, a woman found herself in a not-so-beautiful part of the mountain. While making a stop at a pit toilet, her phone fell into the hole. Attempting to retrieve it, this unfortunate soul dropped headfirst into the trench.

Although she was reunited with her phone, they were now both stuck at the bottom. Eventually, she called 911 and asked for help.

Sometimes, taking matters into our own hands only makes things worse. Instead of asking for help, many of us try to fix it on our own and find ourselves in more trouble than when we began.

The Psalmist tells us that God is our refuge and strength. An ever present help in trouble.

Feeling stuck today? Instead of trying to fix the problem on your own, turn to Jesus who promises to give us wisdom, grace, and mercy in our time of need.

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