What are you seeking today with a sense of desperation?
- A Business decision?
- A relationship issue?
- Decisions with no clear answer?
- A problem without a solution?
One conclusion that continues to make its way into my life is that these situations are not unusual – instead it is the norm.
Initially, I thought this was unusual because I imagined that I had made my life more problematic than others, more challenging, more….”you fill in the blank”.
The problems in our life certainly are the results of all the smaller decisions we make each and every moment; however, to imagine that problems are not a common part of each of our lives, is just that….a delusion.
As much as my children want to imagine they are the center of the universe and all things revolve around them, it is not, it is a delusion.
Life is uncertain and full of challenges with no obvious answers. Nevertheless, I have found in my life and others who overcome significant obstacles in their lives, a common trait was in their beliefs, faith, perception, and reactions.
Another conclusion I have found is that the answers we need are not found in the world’s wisdom – the answers I have found come when seeking God.
Listen to Wisdom
1 My son, pay attention to what I say. Remember my commands. 2 Listen to wisdom, and do your best to understand. 3 Ask for good judgment. Cry out for understanding. 4 Look for wisdom like silver. Search for it like hidden treasure. 5 If you do this, you will understand what it means to respect the LORD, and you will come to know God.
6 The LORD is the source of wisdom; knowledge and understanding come from his mouth. 7 He gives good advice to honest people and shields those who do what is right. 8 He makes sure that people are treated fairly. He watches over his loyal followers.
9 If you listen to him, you will understand what is just and fair and how to do what is right. 10 You will gain wisdom, and knowledge will bring you joy.
The key is to seek Him first and do what He says.
We may not think it helps our pressing problem – but keeping ourselves in a place of doing what God tells us and continually listening for Him, will take us to the right place.
His answers come in due time and in ways that that address questions we were not even asking, but needed to.
It is not easy – but the more we trust God and follow the answers He gives us, the more we are able to rest in Him for the inevitable questions to come.
So I don’t know what issue you are seeking an answer for today – but follow the path in the verses above and you will not only find your answer in time, you find that God will provide all the answers we need.
Ultimately He will also give us a different set of questions, with the promise to walk with us in the journey.
May we experience the life that God desires for us as we continually seek Him.
With You on the Journey,
- Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from there youseek the LORD your God, youwillfind him ifyouseek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Deuteronomy 4:28-30 (in Context) Deuteronomy 4 (Whole Chapter)
- Jeremiah 5:1
[ Not One Is Upright ] “Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem, look around and consider, search through her squares. If you can findbut one person who deals honestly andseeks the truth, I will forgive this city.
Jeremiah 5:1-3 (in Context) Jeremiah 5 (Whole Chapter)
- Jeremiah 29:13
Youwillseek me andfind me when youseek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:12-14 (in Context) Jeremiah 29 (Whole Chapter)
- Matthew 7:7
[ Ask, Seek, Knock ] “Ask and it will be given to you; seekandyouwillfind; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Matthew 7:6-8 (in Context) Matthew 7 (Whole Chapter)
- Luke 11:9
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seekandyouwillfind; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Luke 11:8-10 (in Context) Luke 11 (Whole Chapter)
h/t Matt Peacock- churchatbeecave.com