Problems are like stone in water..
When a small pebble is dropped into a pond of calm water, it creates the ripples and the stone sinks inside.. and after sometime the ripples disappear and the surface of the water becomes calm once again. The problem that comes our very calm, peaceful life, it really creates some disturbances but still after sometime the problems disappear and the effect of the problems disappear and the peace and calmness in life is restored once again.
(NIV) Psalm 32:6 Therefore let all the faithful pray to you
while you may be found;
surely the rising of the mighty waters
will not reach them.
When a very big stone which is bigger than the height of the water is dropped into the water, the water gets displaced and the stone remains in the middle of the pond, and the water in the pond aligns itself around the rock, but still the water comes back to the calmness, and stillness. In our life when the problems are very big they leave a mark or empty space or takes a space in our life and our time and it becomes part of our daily life and routine, the routines and schedule is arranged around the problem, but still the peace is restored.
(NIV) Job 11:16 You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by.
But sometimes when God wants to make the water come back to the surface of peace once again, he can always increase the level of the water to be more than the size of the stone. The level of water is like the faith we have in Christ, the ripples caused by the problem and the time it takes to come back to peace is faster if the relationship we have with the Lord is storng. Sometimes if we have to make sure that weovercome the bigger problem, then we need to grow up in faith.
(NIV) Hebrews 10:22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.