When you face problems, get a God-Perspective. The size of your problem matters less than your perspective does. If you see it as insurmountable, it probably will be for you. If you see it as huge, it is huge to you, even if someone looking at it from the sidelines sees it as a small problem. A really small problem can seem really big if its in right in front of your face. Step back, look up, its probably not the size you think. And even if its a big problem, a God-Perspective can build the needed faith to overcome the odds.
David had a God-Perspective when he faced Goliath. Everyone around him called Goliath a “giant”. His brothers did. The king did. They were afraid of this “giant”. But David simply calls him the “uncircumcised Philistine.” It wasn’t so much a put-down, as it was simply pointing out that the “giant” had no covenant with God. And David knew that he did have a covenant with God. So did all the rest of the army of the Children of Israel. But somehow, they let the taunts of the giant warrior intimidate them and they lost sight of the covenant. And God was difinitely bigger than Goliath. That was what David focused on. He focused on the fact that the “giant” was mocking the people who had a covenant with the Almighty. That gave him the faith that God would be there with him. By Covenant the giant was not just mocking them, he was mocking God, and David was convinced this was God’s enemy as much as it was theirs. That gave him confidence that God would be with them.
A God-Perspective can help us see that the battle isn’t just mine, its God’s too. And when its God’s problem too, then we can rely on Him coming through on the problem. Because believe it or not, God desires your success more than you do. Well, that is, if you have a renewed definition of success. He desires His name to be glorified in our lives. Of course, sometimes a God-Perspective will simply cause us to realize that the problem isn’t a problem for us to overcome at all, its a wall to protect us from going into the danger zone. In that case, we just need to alter course and walk the other way. What-ever the case, God’s grace is sufficient in our weakness.