When you don't know what to do

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

We all find ourselves in a place where we need answers. 

We don't know what to do. We don't have a who to go to. 

During those moments, I turn to God. I more specifically, turn to His word. 

I gathered a few Bible verses that encourage us to seek God's wisdom. 

While the number one excuse people give is that the Bible is not the place to find out if you need to buy the car, date the guy or buy the dream home, you can rely on God's wisdom. Wisdom is the right thing to do at the right time which will always produce great results. Only if the wisdom comes from God of course. Let's think about these verses together:

1 - The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 

The word "fear" means complete respect and admiration. If we want to have knowledge, we need to have the fear of the Lord in our lives. I don't want to be a fool so I will not despise wisdom and instruction. If it comes from God, I'm gonna welcome it. 

2 - For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; Proverbs 2:6 

I'm about to sound like a 21st-century scholar, you ready? Here it is: Instagram doesn't give wisdom. Tiktok doesn't give wisdom. I know they're "quoting" the Bible. Only the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. Other people's interpretations can often sound good but it might not be from the Lord. Get it first-hand. Get it from His mouth. Stop taking shortcuts to someone who gave you full access to Him through His Son Jesus. 

3 - He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, Proverbs 2:7 

I was encouraged to see that God has wisdom stored for us. Why do I ever wonder if God ran out of wisdom to give me? He is also a shield. I pray that I can walk in integrity every day of my life. 

4 - Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. Proverbs 3:7-8

I think that sometimes when we read a "don't do something" is because we do the thing. Don't think you know it all (I'm speaking with myself first). Fear God and turn away from evil. Who knew that turning to God brings healing and refreshment. 

5 - Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught. Proverbs 3:25-26

Second-hand suffering is a bad idea. God takes care of His children. He is and He will always be our confidence. He can keep us in perfect peace. 

If you don't know what to do, remember, God's wisdom is all you need. Seek it. He says you will find it. Ask because He freely gives wisdom.