You know those ads that promise “one size fits all.” They rarely do!

Life just isn’t that simple. So many possible circumstances develop during the course of your life. Each has unlimited details and complicated developments you could never dream up, even if you tried. You learn to solve problems. Get through difficulties. Sometimes you avoid situations at all cost. It’s hard to provide “one size fits all” solutions. And anyone who promises such a thing is suspect.

I am going to dare to tell you there are two “one size fits all” solutions you can apply to all life scenarios.

Do you want purpose during your complicated life? A close relationship with God? Wisdom to know how to relate to peers, older folks, younger adults, children? How to handle each unique life situation?

God Loves You. This is the first eternally dependable “one size fits all.” It does fit! Anyone – and everyone. But you need to believe it and accept it. Ps. 52:8 says you can trust in God’s unfailing love forever. Not only did God create you, die your death and absorb punishment for your sins, and then give you everlasting life. He also intends to walk with you through every complex issue of your daily life.

You Can Ask God for Help. Sound over simplified? It’s the second “one size fits all” you can depend on. God helps you find the good and proper ways to interface with every person and every situation. He helps you in every relationship, difficulty, and unforeseen development. And – you need His help.

Times come when you face personal fears and messages that discredit God’s character. Asking God for help works even in these times. Why? Because God keeps His Word, and He honors people who trust Him. Tell Him what you need. He is poised for action. Is. 65:24 says, “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.” Put your hope in Him. “. . . hope does not disappoint, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts . . . “ (Rom. 5:5) God is everything you need. He promises practical help in His Word.

A Bleak Scenario. I want to challenge you with the bleak scenario and faith of a godly widow. 1 Tim. 5:5 talks about her. In Bible days, there was little hope for widows because of the way the economic structure was set up. This widow is very alone. She’s not only lost her partner, but also her means of provision. That’s serious! What does she do?

Even in her hopeless situation, this godly widow combines the above two dependable facts into her very best “one size fits all” option. And she goes after it! She puts all her hope in the God who loves her. Night and day, she asks God for help. She’s serious about this plan. Her courage and example provide Scripture’s model. If she can rise in hope by prayer and faith, so can you.

Trust God’s love. Will you grab God’s “one size fits all” provisions? Trust His love. Ask Him for help. His “one size fits all” solutions fit every scenario of your life. They unfold in unpredictable, creative ways.

“Come near to God and He will come near to you.” (Jas. 4:8) The Lord says this about you – “I have loved you with an everlasting love. I will never leave or forsake you. I will supply all your needs with My glorious riches. I am with you always. Mighty to save. I take great delight in you and will quiet you with My love. I will rejoice over you with singing.” (Jer. 31:3; Heb. 13:5; Phil. 4:19; Mt. 28:20; Zeph. 3:17)

Ready to try on a dependable “one size fits all” today? This one fits you. Pretty sure!

Article developed from 1 Tim. 5:1-16.


Connect with Us and Get a FREE Resource!

SIGN UP and get – “How To Turn Scripture Into An Alive and Active Life” with practical ideas to refresh your Bible Study.

You will also receive weekly inspiring articles to read. If you are super busy, you can listen and multi-task, using the web player at the top of each article – OR – subscribe on your favorite podcast app.


* indicates required

Prepare Your Heart For Christmas – Advent #1

You prepare for Christmas in so many ways. But how do you prepare your heart? It’s a challenge. This treasured holiday is a time for celebration, cheer, friends, family, and worship. However, because Christmas has become highly commercialized, it takes skill and pensive preparation to fully participate in the hustle and bustle without losing it’s meaning.

This is the first in a series to help prepare your heart for Christmas. Each week we will light another candle in our hearts as a statement of preparation in Advent. Read More …

Read More »

Thankful While Busy

As I’ve been preparing for a mostly traditional Thanksgiving meal, I’ve been reminded how much planning and preparation goes into special celebrations we hold dear. These are added onto regular activities and responsibilities of each day. So, managing everything during the holiday season is critical. Additionally, remembering there are many reasons to be thankful while busy keeps you centered. Read More …

Read More »

Do You Wonder About Prayer?

Sometimes I wonder about prayer. How to pray most effectively. Do my prayers make a difference? Sometimes I wonder how to engage this precious relationship with an invisible person. I know it’s critical, and I’ve engaged it for many years. But in our physical, visible daily reality, going after invisible qualities can be hard to define. Do you ever wonder about things like that? Or do you wonder about prayer? Read More …

Read More »

Rise Up Higher

While reading a favorite author recently, I noticed new ideas I’d missed from reading them in the past. These ideas encouraged me to keep going after something God placed in my heart years ago. What was that? “Rise Up Higher.” After pursuing this for years, I can tell you – it’s a really good place! “Rise Up Higher” has so many practical applications. Enjoy this content. Read More …

Read More »

Trick or Treat – Real Life

This week in many communities, you will hear the phrase, “trick or treat.” Fall is in full swing. Candy. Caramel apples. Cider – hot or cold. Chilly air and colored leaves (in some geographies). Hayrides. Some folks decorate their yard for Fall. Others prefer a Harvest Party with games, costumes, stories, and pumpkins. But these festivities don’t change the reality – trick or treat is real life. Read More …

Read More »