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Good Problems

Posted on June 29th, 2016.


Good Problems

Have you ever had a problem? Of course, we’ve all had problems. Problems are those pesky things that no one likes but everyone has. In life problems are inevitable. However we seldom think that God might want to create “good” problems for us. Now I’m not implying that problems such as sickness, deaths, bankruptcy, etc. are from God. But rather I’m saying that God can so bless you that you need wisdom to help facilitate that blessing. So much good can happen that it presents a new problem that needs to be solved. For example: Jesus blessed 5 loaves and 2 fish that fed 5,000 plus people. The Bible says they ate till they were full and still there were leftovers – 12 baskets of leftovers! God so blessed His people that there was an overflow that created a problem that needed to be solved.

Moses was taking up an offering, while they were in the wilderness, in order to build God a dwelling place. At one point his workers started complaining to him that the people brought too much. It seems we are begging people to give in our offerings in the modern church today and they “brought too much”? This is part of the good problems God is bringing to His church in these days. In Luke 5 Peter was so blessed by Jesus on a fishing endeavor that his boat and his partners boats were sinking from all the fish they had in them. Boat sinking miracles!? But just like bad problems, good problems are solved with God’s wisdom. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God … and it will be given to him.”

Heidi Baker was a burnt out missionary in Mozambique with about 200 orphans in her care. She flew to Canada to encounter Jesus during what was called the Toronto Blessing. She was prayed for and was out in the Spirit for 7 days. During this encounter she had a vision of masses of orphans rushing her wanting bread. She was overwhelmed and shouted “No!” to the top of her lungs. Finally Jesus appeared and pulled his flesh from his side saying, “I died that there would always be enough.” From that time on she took in every orphan she could and now she has thousands calling her “Momma”. This was a good problem that required wisdom to facilitate. Reinhard Bonnke’s ministry was taking off on the continent of Africa. He was going from one tent to another trying to accommodate the crowds. Finally even stadiums couldn’t contain the crowds hungry to hear the word of God. We’ve got a good problem here! So now, through God’s wisdom, they clear large portions of land for sometimes over a million people to attend a Reinhard Bonnke service.

So with all that being said, I want to prophesy that God wants to create good problems in our lives that continually cause us to become utterly dependent upon Him. People are always afraid of abundance because they think it will cause them to stop pursuing God. But I differ; due to the Scriptures teaching us that abundance actually requires wisdom that only comes from God. So let the abundance, the blessings, and the overflow come in this hour to His people!


Brian Beasley serves on the executive leadership team at the Ramp which works alongside of Mrs. Karen personally. He is on the Pastoral Staff of the Ramp and is very involved in RSM. He works alongside of Jacob Peterson in the Mission’s major of the school, burning with the heart of evangelism imparting into our students a heart for souls. He is 32 years old and lives in Hamilton, AL with his wife, Alysse, and two wonderful children: Conley and London. Brian longs to see this generation awakened to the real God and His desire and intent for them. He longs to equip others with the tools of evangelism in order to bring about an awakening in all parts of the world.