Supply Chain Problems

A major issue in the news recently has been the Supply Chain Crisis. Empty shelves, shortages, and dramatic price increases when items can be found have fueled frustration and dissatisfaction. A seemingly endless number of explanations and excuses have been offered, but few solutions advanced.

Exasperated by the supply chain interruptions, we can find consolation in the fact that most physical shortages are more inconveniences than life-threatening necessities. But in the spiritual realm, shortages in faith and hearts empty of God’s love can have eternally devastating consequences.

Unlike the physical supply chain problems that are incredibly complex, shortages in spiritual areas are simpler to diagnose and resolve. Consider these major problems and their solutions.

  • Sin: Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:1-2, NKJV).
    Solution:If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9, NKJV).
  • Wrong Motives:When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures” (James 4:3, NIV).
    Solution: Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded”  (James 4:8, NKJV).
  • Deceitfulness: “For, whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech…For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil” (1 Peter 3:10-12, NIV).
    Solution: Tell the truth. Don’t lie or say things that are misleading to give others a false perception. Deception will hinder your prayers. Walk the talk.

When the issues mentioned are addressed, the channels between man and God are opened. Then scripture says, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19, NIV).

~ Brother Roy

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