When In Doubt
By Faith Magbanua, May 09, 2018 03:05 AM
In our daily lives, we experience different kinds of problems and often have different decisions and according to Columbia University, a 2000 study they conducted has found out that we are bombarded by more than 70 decisions a day. The sheer number of decisions we have to make each day leads to a phenomenon called decision fatigue, wherein your brain actually tires like a muscle because of the decisions it has to do.
However, as Christians, what made us different from other people is we have God's guidance and protection to make these decisions and choices.
We have a different take on every situation, every problem and every slump that we may encounter. But as we go on, we sometimes feel a little drained by everything that we face.
We become tired at some point in our life, and that is normal.
But fear not! The Bible has something to say whenever we see ourselves stuck in a situation.
1. Prayer is a must
For us to be able to know if it is God's will or not, we must not forget to pray. Prayer is essential because it is a way of speaking, communicating with God. We know his will just by praying and reading his word.
2. We need to surrender
Before David and his army fought, they worshipped God. That simple act made a huge difference. It affected his battle plan and his victory. David's burn offering indicated total surrender to God. If we are not walking with the Lord today, we will not be ready for future battles.
3. We also need Unity
David and his army have one goal-God's victory. And they also have one joy-to serve Him and do His will. The tribes of Israel were a picture of unity. They had one army assembled from the 12 tribes and all of them worked together in unity for Jesus Christ.
4. The third factor is Faith
As the Bible says in I John 5:4 "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."
The church today often trust in all kind of horses and chariots; however, we should always remember to seek God first above anything else. Matthew 6:33 even said "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
5. The final factor is Obedience
As the song goes "Obedience is the very best way to show that we believe...", David and his army obeyed God's will.
The day of trouble can become a day of triumph and thanksgiving if we have trust, which is expressed by prayer, surrender, unity, faith, and obedience.
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