Seconds tick, minutes pass, and days drag on, but still no answer.
Have you ever wondered why you have to continue waiting? I have. I’d like to make the right choices. I’d like to know what to do, but I sit and wait. I walk by the pond and pray. I pray before going to bed. I pray during the day, always seeking an answer.
When I think about it, I’m becoming more grown up and mature. I’m learning to wait patiently for God to show me a direction for my life. I’m learning not to cry like a baby when answers don’t come immediately. Instead, I’m learning to calm and quiet myself by remembering to put my hope in God (Psalm 131:2-3).
This is a difficult process for me. I want to know the right answer so that I don’t make mistakes, but the Bible does not give clear answers for each specific circumstance. It gives guiding principles and many absolutes such as don’t kill and don’t commit adultery. However, there are areas of uncertainty. Sometimes I wonder, “Which job should I pursue? What would be best for my family?”
I can’t open my Bible and find a specific verse for those answers. Some things are obvious. I need to work in an honest, ethical environment. I need to have a job that allows me to take care of my family.
These questions jab at me, but God knows I want to follow his path. I have to trust that he will show me what to do when I must give an answer. I must choose to trust God during times of change and transitions.
Whatever question you are facing today, keep praying and reading your Bible. Keep trusting God and praying for his direction. During this period of seeking God’s wisdom, we grow closer to God.