Wednesday, May 13, 2009

When We Don't Know What To Do

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

Life happens! We travel over mountains and in valleys; come up on some major pot holes at times, and there are days on our journey through life that we just have no clue as to what to do. Ever been there? I have. To be honest, I'm there now. My family has been on street "Don't know what to do" for about two months now. My husband and I just decided that since we didn't know 'what' to do, we just wouldn't do anything. First of all, not doing anything goes against both our grains. We are doers, we are fixers! But, may I testify today and tell you that God has been faithful. We've had that peace we read about in Philippians 4:7. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
This is how I've prayed: "God, if we need money, provide it. God, if there is some place we need to go, open the door. Open doors no man can close. Close doors no man can open. I don't know what to ask for, but You know what I need. I ask you to supply those needs. Give us wisdom, give us peace, and make the path You'd have us travel plain." He has answered over and over again the past two months. He has shut some doors, He has opened some doors, He has supplied our needs, He has provided us with peace and joy, He has been more than enough! Looking through my human eyes at the pot-hole we came upon in life, I would cry and be very discouraged. When I look at God's Word and put it all in His hands, I have that peace that passes all understanding. I didn't understand, I still don't, but God does. Sometimes we know what to do during a situation, sometimes we don't. When we don't, just be still and let God move. When I'm down to nothing; God's up to something! Just as the Shunammite woman answered Elisha's servant; I can most assuredly say, It is well.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Be encouraged!

*This is the post for today at KJV Blog Directory.


Sandra said...

I really needed to read this today. I have been in a pot hole, if you will, for 7 months. I am also a doer and it seems like doing nothing for this long is such a waste of life!! I know God will not force anyone to do anything, but I so desperatly want to move past this! Thanks for the post. I will think on this today.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Thanks for a wonderful message for all of us who are at the place in life where we don't really know what to do but need to be reminded to give everything over to the Lord and watch Him provide! You have such a beautiful way of putting things!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! Your blog was exactally what I needed today. I've repeated many times" Be still and know that I'm GOD" quote in my head alot here latelly. Stay strong for Jesus and keep blogging:)


BECKY said...

Oh you sweetie pie!! What a blessing and an encouragement to read this lovely testimony of God's love, care, and provision in our trials!! I especially LOVE:


I love one liners with a punch and this one is AWESOME!!

May you continue to find all you need in Him, and rest in the peace that He loves YOU and YOU are His top priority!!

and Love,

pj said...

hey! I loved your post.I found an answer when I needed one.Your prayer was beautiful, gave me a lot of hope.