When the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome, he told them not to copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all they did and thought. Doing that, they would then learn from their own experiences how God’s ways would really satisfy them.
King Solomon is regarded as the wisest man that ever lived. But looking at his life, one gets the idea that he didn’t always use this God given gift. In Ecclesiastes, he wrote, “This is what I have learned: God made us plain and simple, but we have made ourselves very complicated.”
“It’s complicated” is a phrase popping up everywhere in the culture these days. In music, movies, and everyday conversations, it seems that if you don’t want to give a straight answer to someone, you just say, “well, it’s just complicated.”
I have been with Bread of Life for 17 years and have interviewed hundreds of individuals seeking shelter. The Alliance for Regional Solutions, that monitor the North County Shelter network, will not accept “it’s complicated” on its paperwork. The reason being, that term is just a smoke screen to cover up what needs to be fixed.
People have a difficult time asking for help because It’s basic human nature to want the world to see us as successful, happy, and care free. Truth be told, we all need help and God is there for all of us.