Are you struggling with a relationship in your life? Your teenager? Your husband? Or perhaps it is your health? Maybe you are at a crossroads and not sure what decision to make?
In my full life and home of teenagers and toddlers, it seems like it is one crisis after another, issue after issue, and battle after battle. So how do I cope? How do I know what to do in each circumstance? I go to the Lord as David did. I pray. I study. I read. I seek counselors. I wait. I watch. I listen. And I pray again!
“And when David inquired of the LORD, he said, “You shall not go up; go around to their rear, and come against them opposite the balsam trees. And when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then rouse yourself, for then the LORD has gone out before you to strike down the army of the Philistines.” 2 Samuel 5:23-24
Sometimes the Lord wants us to take on our troubles head on, but sometimes He sees things we can’t see and knows things we don’t know. He says, “Let’s not do it the way you are thinking. Wait. Go around. I will go before you. Then act.” This is where the RELATIONSHIP comes in. Sitting at His feet, reading His word, praying, inquiring of Him and waiting for Him to go before us.
May we be students of Jesus, listening for His marching orders, waiting on Him, and, and in His timing, walking in the path He has set before us. May the Lord give us wisdom and show us which way we should go in each of our “battles” and go before us and give us victory for His Name Sake!
Are there any specific things the Lord is showing you? I’d love to hear your comments!