Is Your Journey Unsettled??
Is it just me or do you find yourself unsettled? I truly believe I am on the path that God wants me to be on. However, I often second guess myself as I try to analyze whether or not what I am doing is right. Do you ever feel that way? I don’t believe I am alone in this.
For those of us who have had a journey from being married to widowhood, the one who was always our sounding board is no longer with us. So how do we get beyond this? Is this something that happens more times than we like? Or does it? Is just one of those days when we just need assurance from that friend or family member that we can we can count on?
It may be some or all of that! As we walk down this journey, we may have had the gift of having someone walk with us. For those of us who have had the privilege of having women of faith walk we us, we begin to notice a few things that help our journey.
There has been a passage in the Bible which I have always believed. Many times in my life I have found I have needed to rely on it more times than others. It is from Proverbs 3:5 which reads: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. I will be the first to admit that this scripture isn’t always the easiest one to believe in when I am hurting or second guessing myself. So often I think I can handle it all but in reality, I cannot. However, when I totally take it to heart, I find God truly is there with me each step of the way.
What do you do when you are struggling with life’s challenges, a new decision on a job change, a possible move, or a family member going through a tough time that they cannot decide what to do? May I suggest a suggestion or two?
- Go to that friend who you can talk with in confidence without judgement.
- Seek out a counselor to talk with. If you do not know one, talk with your pastor or trusted friend for a suggestion.
- There is a lot of great books to read.
- Perhaps meet a good friend and do a Bible Study together.
- For me, it is reading but also being in prayer for God’s direction.
We can rest in peace, hope and God with his promise found in: Matthew 19:26 reads: But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
We have not been promised that each step is going to be easy, but we have the assurance from God in John 14:27: Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubles and do not be afraid.
As I reread this blog today, I may be writing it for myself. But no matter what you are going through in your journey, this may be of encouragement to you.
Blessings to you my friends. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you each new day!