Have you ever ended up here?
Do you ever become preoccupied with the things in life you just don’t understand? Do you ever find yourself in a state of confusion looking to God wondering why something is or isn’t happening? The truth is all of us have experienced this multiple times because it is a part of life. The question is not if, when or why these confusing moments or seasons in life will happen; the question that we’re all asking in these intense moments is…
“What do I do now?”
It’s a matter of perspective and how we see ourselves. We have to know and believe in our hearts that God is God and we are not, and there are things that are simply beyond our control. Nevertheless, we can find comfort, strength and direction from the Lord when we find ourselves in the midst of this fog. Here are a few tips to help get you through confusing seasons in life.
Psalm 131: “O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore.”
1. Know that God hasn’t forgotten you.
The Psalmist knows that he is not alone. Although he is in the midst of a confusing time in life, he knows deep down that God will not leave him nor forsake him.
2. Accept what you can neither understand nor control.
The Psalmist gives up trying to control everything that is beyond his ability. He says “I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.” In other words, there are things in our own lives that belong to God and are too great for us to try and figure out. We must not become preoccupied with things too great for us!
3. Place your hope in The Lord…always!
The one thing that will give us proper perspective and get us through is to “hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore.” When we hope in the Lord, in the good times and the bad, we find rest for our souls knowing that God is our source.
Keep REACHING FORWARD when life is confusing and filled with a fog. God has not forgotten you, nor has he left you to yourself to get through. His grace is being extended toward you!