“Don’t tell God how big your problems are. Tell your problems how big your God is.”
I recently heard the quote, “Don’t tell God how big your problems are. Tell your problems how big your God is,” at a Catholic youth conference I was at. The moment I heard the quote, I loved it. To me, this quote means to overcome a problem you stumble upon, you need to realize that God already knows all of your problems, and he will help you overcome them.
The summer of 2012, I went to New Orleans on a mission trip with my church. While we were down there we had numerous speakers talk to us. Some of the things people have gone through make my life seem so simple. One story of a man who lost his family and some friends through hurricane Katrina who became depressed is a great example of this quote. He slowly became more and more depressed after the hurricane hit. He would always ask God, “Why,” “Why me, Lord?” He was depressed until someone talked to him about God. His faith was reignited, and he overcame his depression with the help of God. He is still depressed, but it has decreased so much. He now has a wife and two children because God helped him overcome his hardship.
One way I relate this to my life is when I got my wisdom teeth out. Before I had even gotten them taken out, I was doing my best to have a positive attitude about it. I didn’t remember much about what had happen through most of the day, but that night my dad told me that two of my teeth were much harder to get out than my dentist has originally thought. They had to be cut apart in pieces of three and were taken out piece by piece. The doctors told my dad that it was very difficult to get my teeth out, and that I shouldn’t be surprised if I have a lot of pain the next few days. That night I had a little pain, and the next day...