1 Kings 17:3-4 3 Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
When you see God as the solution, you will no longer seek solutions separate outside of him. Additionally, you will have Him with you at all times to ensure that you enter into every situation with the solution.
God is not just the source for the solution to any problem; He is the solution. When Hannah was barren, God showed up as the solution; it was He who divinely opened her womb in 1 Samuel 1:19. At the Red Sea when the Egyptians trailed the Israelites; it was He who parted the Red Sea in Exodus 14. He is the solution; without Him being present it would not have happened. In Babylon when King Nebuchadnezzar threatened to kill Daniel, the three Hebrew boys,and all the magicians in Babylon if they could not tell him His dream and the interpretation, God showed up as wisdom in Daniel 2:19, so that Daniel could know the dream and interpretation. Undoubtedly, God is the solution to any problem.
Since He is the solution there are three ways in which we must respond. You cannot just seek the solution, without seeking Him. We have to understand that we cannot separate God from the solution. Secondly, because God is the solution you must have Him present at all times. In 1 Kings 17:3-5 because Elijah had God present with him he knew the solution – that Ravens would feed him morning and evening as soon as the famine started. Likewise when the brook dried up, because the solution was present with Him, he knew what to do before the situation got dire. One of the benefits of keeping the Solution ever present is that problems do not stay a problem for protracted periods.
Life Application: Make it your point of duty to seek the Lord earnestly every day, such that he will be present in the midst of every problem.
Prayer: Lord, I acknowledge you as the solution to every problem I have and will ever have. Help me to not lean on my own understanding but to trust you to lead me in every situation. In Jesus name, amen.