Monday, January 2, 2012

What To Do When You Dont Know What To Do

Difficulties and uncertainties are both assured in this lifetime. Expecting trials is an irony in itself since no one desires them and when they come we desire them to leave. But they do come and often with fury and burden. How do you face tough times? How do you make difficult decisions when you just want to escape?

Is this your current life motto? “I need direction.” “I don’t know which decision to make.” “I feel like I’m in a fog and don’t know how to get out!”

When you don't know what you should do, because it's not specifically stated in Scripture, you can know what to do about not knowing what to do, because that is specifically stated in Scripture. Read that again. I know it may have sounded like a tongue-twister but Scripture is full of what to do when you don't know what to do.

1. Pray
2. Seek the Lord
3. Turn to the Scriptures
4. Be filled with the Holy Spirit

Jesus said in Matthew 22:29, "Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God." There is only one way to see (prevent spiritual blindness) and that is through studying and applying scriptures thus inviting Jesus in and accepting the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

I am writing this on my iPhone (so excuse the spelling and grammar) from the hospital with my dad. He will be fine but not a lot of answers for a lot of problems - but definitely a lot of the Holy Spirit and a lot Scripture to stand on. Great faith in a great God produces great results. We walk by faith and not by sight!

Read 2 Chronicles 16:7-9. “Relied” is the key word that brought victory. When Asa relied on the Lord, He gave victory. When Asa relied on other things, defeat was the result. We must rely on God and nothing else.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (MSG) says, "So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever."

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