The other day I wrote the post about the faith statements that we received at church. This morning as I went to write in my journal about a struggle I was having, one of the statements jumped out at me: "I have the wisdom of the Lord concerning every decision I make."
Interestingly enough, I was about to journal about how confused I was over some decisions we are having to make in our family. I won't go into what these decisions are because they are personal, but suffice it to say that they are causing us to have a lot of conversations with God and with each other about what direction we should take.
Reading this faith statement caused me to pause. If that's true, I wondered, then why don't I know what to do? My journal entry changed from one of trying to write my way to clarity to one of begging God for the wisdom He promises me. As I rose from my time of prayer, reading the Bible, and journaling, I felt Him remind me that sometimes just making a decision and acting on it is the biggest obstacle. He reminded me of other times I have struggled with a decision but in the end felt better about it just because I decided something and went forward-- not because I knew that it was the absolute best decision to make. The solution, I found, came in the actions I took after I made the decision, not in the process of deciding.
And so this morning I have been making some decisions. And I have been praying as I do, asking Him to fill in my inevitable gaps and make my rough places smooth as I walk down these unfamiliar paths. (Isaiah 42:16)
Take a look at the faith statements I blogged about on Tuesday. Which one jumps out at you as applicable to your life? Leave a comment and let me know!