Welcome to God’s Solutions for Today’s Problems podcast. This is podcast #6. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Ordained Chaplains USA and Life coach. We don’t have to look far to see that many people in the world are dealing with a variety of problems and are in need of solutions. No matter what problem you are facing — whether it is emotional, mental, psychological or spiritual — Jesus Christ holds the solution that you need. As we walk together in this podcast, we will address a number of topics that exist in the world and present solutions from the Bible that will help you heal and live life more abundantly. Our aim in this podcast is: (1) to introduce you to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, the ultimate source of all healing; (2) to provide you with information that will help you to understand the problem; and (3) to help you by providing solutions to your problems.
Our passage from the Word of God today is Romans 15:13. It reads, “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”
Our quote for today is from Rick Warren. He said, “What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.”
Our problem today is “The Problem of Abortion in Your Life” (part 6) from the book, “The Guide to Biblical Counseling” by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins:
Today, we want to share with you some Biblical Insights on dealing with abortion:
Exodus 21:22 says: “If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.”
This verse shows God’s protection of the most defenseless people on the planet — children in the womb. Even causing a premature but otherwise healthy birth was a punishable offense. God is the champion of life and has always protected women, children, and the weakest members of society.
Psalm 139:16 says: “Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”
God knows each person from the moment of conception. His eyes see the unformed body in the mother’s womb. Many claim that a child in the womb is no more than a mass of tissue, but the Bible makes it clear that God sees the tiny embryo as a new life with a future already prepared. To abort a child is to end a human life unjustly.
A baby’s heart begins to beat around twenty-two days after conception.
The highest percentages of reported abortions were for women unmarried (82 percent), white (55 percent), and aged less than twenty-five years (52 percent).
Jeremiah 1:5 says: “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
God is well acquainted with every individual from the time each person is conceived. He has plans for each one. God knows everything, so He knows that some young lives will end all too soon.
Matthew 2:16 says: “Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.”
Although the arguments over abortion almost always use the language of agonizing choices between two lives, the practice of abortion almost always comes down to the choice between a life and convenience or between a life and other plans or between a life and a lifestyle.
The thinking that makes an unborn child disposable doesn’t have to change much before people consider the elimination of unwanted living children.
The defenders of the “right of choice” believe they can make any choice they want and that a choice is right because they made it. Choice may be a human right, but every choice isn’t a right one.
There is an absolute standard in the character and revelation of God. All choices we make will be measured against this standard and we will be accountable for them.
Focus on heaven and God’s care of the child for eternity. Second Samuel 12:22-23 says: “And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”
Allow me to leave you with some Recommended Resources:
- A Time to Speak: A Healing Journal for Post-Abortive Women by Yvonne Florczak-Seeman
- Post-Abortion Kit: Resources for Those Suffering from the Aftermath of Abortion by Focus on the Family
- A Season to Heal: Help and Hope for Those Working through Post-Abortion Stress by Luci Freed and Penny Yvonne Salazar
- Aborted Women – Silent No More by David Reardon
Also, feel free to visit these websites:
Lord, we pray for Your grace and wisdom to overflow into every woman’s life who has dealt with an abortion or who is dealing with an abortion. She is worried, scared, and needs a touch from You.
Dear friend, if you do not believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, may I encourage you to get to know Him today. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live forever with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
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Until next time, my friend remember that God has a solution to all of your problems.