DAILY DISCIPLINE #3
By Colleen Donahue

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"These things I have spoken to you, that in ME (in Jesus) you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, hut take courage; I have overcome the world." John 16:33

There are some things that we all have in common no matter what our background, what country we're from or what our occupation is. We are all faced with daily problems,weekly problems, lifetime problems, big problems and little problems. The older we get the more we seem to have. In fact, Jesus plainly warns us in John 16:33 that as long as we are in this world we're going to have tribulations and pressures and problems. Yet in the next breath He tells us to take courage because He has already gone before us and overcome the world. This means that every problem becomes for us an opportunity to watch God at work to prove Himself strong on our behalf.

I've tried to share in the past couple of months just how practical our God is. He not only sent His own Son at a point in history to bridge the gap between us and Himself but He gave us His Word, the Bible. It is rich and full of instruction to help us see our way through problems and find them truly to be our opportunities. This month I'd encourage you to read some of God's .......

TEACHINGS ABOUT LIFE'S PROBLEMS

Day 1 Adversity
Matthew 10:16-39 / John 15:18-25 / 2 Timothy 3:1-17

Day 2 When You're Afraid
Psalm 34:4 / Matthew 10:28/ 2 Timothy 1:7/ Hebrews 13:5,6

Day 3 Adultery
Matthew 5:27-32

Day 4 Anxiety
Matthew 6:19-34

Day 5 When you're bitter or critical
I Corinthians 13

Day 6 Defeated
Romans 8:31-39

Day 7 Depression
Psalm 34

Day 8 Facing a Crisis
Psalm 121/ Matthew 6:25-34/ Hebrews 4:16

Day 9 When You're Worried
Matthew 6:19-34/ I Peter 5:6,7

Day 10-Loneliness
Psalm 23/ Hebrews 13:5,6

Day 11-When you need guidance
Psalm 32:8/ Proverbs 3:5-6

Day 12-Anger, Hatred
Matthew 5:22-24/ Matthew 5:43-48

Day 13-Divorce
Mark 10:2-12/ Malachi 2:14-16/ 1 Corinthians 7:10-17 Matthew 5:31-32/19:3-9

Day 14-Drunkenness
Luke 21:34-36/ Proverbs 20:1/Proverbs 23:29-32

Day 15-Greed
Luke 12:15-31

Day 16-Sin
John 8:34-36 / Psalm 51:2-4/ Isaiah 1:18

Day 17-Discouraged
Psalm 23/ Psalm 42:6-11/ Psalm 55:22 / Matthew 5:11,12/ 2 Corinthians 4:8-18 /Philippians 4:4-7

Day 18-Friends Fail
Psalm 41:9-13/ Luke 17:3,4/ 2 Timothy 4:16-18 /Romans 12:14,17,19,21

Day 19-Faith fails
Psalm 42:5 / Hebrews 11

Day 20-You're in danger and need God's protection
Psalm 91/Psalm 27:1-6/ Psalm 118:5-6 / Luke 8:22-25

Day 21-Things are "on top of you" and you need to overcome!
Psalm 6 / Romans 8:31-39/ 1 John 1:4-9

Day 22-Weariness
Psalm 90/ Matthew 11:28-30/ I Corinthians 15:58 Galatians 6:9-10

Day 23-Sickness and Pain
Psalm 38/ Matthew 26:39/ Romans 5:3-5 /2 Corinthians 12:9-10/ I Peter 4:12-14

Day 24-Death
John 11:25-26/ Psalm 116:15/ Daniel 12:2/ 1 Corinthians 15:51-58

Day 25-Despondency
Lamentations 3:21-4l

Day 26-Old Age
Psalm 71 / Isaiah 46:4

Day 27-Sex
Genesis 2:24-25/ 1 Corinthians 7:2-5/ Proverbs 2:16-19 /John 8:10-11

Day 28-Temptation
Proverbs 1:10/ 1 Corinthians 10:13/ 2 Peter 2:9

Day 29-Worldliness
John 12:43/ Romans 12:2/ 1 John 2:15

Day 30-Financial Difficulties
Malachi 3:8-10/ Proverbs 3:9-10

Day 31- Marriage Difficulties
I Corinthians 13/ Ephesians 5

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