Then… you have a thought. Maybe it’s from a godly counselor who tells you this, or it’s a Spirit-led thought that comes to you just before you’re ready to snap… and that thought looks something like the below picture.
That bonded-leather bound book that’s collecting more dust than fingerprints is what you’re presented with. And that’s the correct answer.
SO OFTEN, we want a NEW word from God when we haven’t spent time listening to what He’s already told us. We haven’t dug deep and searched the Scriptures to see what’s in there that applies to us on a regular basis.
The bottom line is that we don’t want to look for the answer. In this commercial-driven society, we want it our way, right away. We don’t want to have to look for it, to earn it, to read it… we want our needs met by an easy answer.
Yet, God already answered us, and often times, we ignore what He said…
As a parent, I hear the same question worded ten different ways in hopes one of my kids will be able to get a different answer out of me… but I do my best to keep with the original answer.
So does God. He’s given us the answers to our questions. The answers that will calm our fears, reduce our anxiety, and relieve our over-charged minds from all the “what if’s” that we may be facing. But we need to actually take time to listen to His answers. There’s a peace that’s found when doing so.
Take some time and dig in. Start reading and studying the book of Philippians… then move to the Gospel of John. See how God answers you.