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We Have A Situation Here!

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We Have A Situation Here!


This is a phrase no one likes to hear. It means, to most of us, that something has gone terribly wrong and must be fixed.

Those words have been spoken to military officers, politicians, policemen, firemen and even school officials. To NASA, those words meant a serious problem existed… as in ‘Houston, we have a problem!”

Houston, we have a problem!

Houston, we have a problem!

Businessmen have used the term when the company’s future was threatened. Actually, the phrase has also been used in many homes, as well.

When the phrase, “We have a situation here” is uttered, everyone goes into their damage control mode, and fight to avoid a disaster.

There is also another use of the word ‘situation’ that brings peace to the hearts of every born-again child of God. defines the varies usages of the word for us. There is more to this word, than just a description of one’s state of affairs or condition.




1. Manner of being situated; location or position with reference to environment: The situation of the house allowed for a beautiful view.

2. A place or locality.

3. Condition; case; plight: He is in a desperate situation.

4. The state of affairs; combination of circumstances: The present international situation is dangerous.


The first two usages describe a place or location, not a dangerous set of circumstances.

So, when you have heard the words, “We have a situation here!” Do not dismay, for indeed you do!

 Ps 48:2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.


Mount Zion is a type of the church. Allow me to take this verse out of context and say that the church, God’s house, is beautiful for whatever our situation in life.

Personally? Church is my joy! What I need to handle any situation, I have always found in a good church service.

We Have A (Beautiful) Situation Here!

Ps 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.



Written by Martyn Ballestero

February 18, 2013 at 12:08 am

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  1. Love it!

    Nathan McDonald

    February 18, 2013 at 1:19 am

  2. The beauty of being in God’s situation.

    Mike Buie

    February 18, 2013 at 6:24 am

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