When you don’t have all the answers to life’s questions, heartbreaks and disappointments, Go To God. He is our comforter, our sustainer, and counselor. Trust in Him to help you during your difficult times in life. Spend time alone with the Lord and pour your heart out to Him. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
Frustration and doubt start to wear on your nerves because you’re not receiving answered prayers on demand. Stop and ask yourself how do I sound to God in this present moment? Have I been patient? Have I put the burdens and requests at His feet and let go of the control in having it done “my way” on “my” time?
When you feel a lack of clarity, consider these 5 messages that may be presenting themselves to you:
~ Let go of your need to know.
You can cause yourself a lot of stress by insisting that you always know what’s coming. Relax and enjoy the present. Trust that all things will work together for your good. Romans 8:28
~ “No” and “wait”.
God doesn’t just “answer” prayer with a “Yes.” Sometimes He says, “No.” Often, He says, “Wait.” Both are legitimate answers.
~ Delve into an area of your life you’ve been neglecting.
Often, we can’t have what we think we are ready for because it’s time to address other matters. Until those are addressed, your answer will not come. What have you been avoiding? Consider your waiting period an opportunity to face the things you’ve been able to avoid for awhile – nurturing a relationship, taking care of yourself, going back to school, taking control of your finances, or getting your career on track. You know what it is for you. Muster up the courage to address it.
~ Take a step.
If you are feeling torn about what direction to take, sometimes the best thing you can do is begin to move in a direction. Notice what happens when you do. Do you feel at peace? Are doors opening easily or is it a struggle without a purpose? Sometimes taking a small step gives you clarity about whether to continue on a particular path.
~ Connect with God by talking – and then listening.
James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” As you contemplate a life change, make sure your decisions are rooted firmly in the divine guidance that is available to you when you get quiet to listen. Accept that no matter what it is that you or a loved one is facing at this time, God is present and hears your prayers. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3