In a crisis, the end is not in sight, and the current situation is often confusing. In such a situation, we really want to know what to expect for the future.
God knows all things. He knows the future. He knows exactly what will happen tomorrow, next month, and the end of the current pandemic. But he does not reveal everything and does not reveal all at once. Why? It’s partly because we may not be able to handle the knowledge of the future. More importantly, God wants us to walk by faith, taking one step at a time as he guides each step. That requires a close relationship between God and you.
He is your guide, companion, provider, and protector. His intention is not to keep in the dark, but rather to make sure to lead you to your wonderful destination.
Focus on asking for direction from God, the Gracious Revealer
Heavenly Father, You are the Sovereign Ruler of the universe.
“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.”
Therefore: I will diligently seek the truth about Your will for me.
Show me Your ways, O LORD, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.
“Make me understand your ways, O Lord! Teach me your paths! Guide me into your truth and teach me. For you are the God who delivers me; on you I rely all day long.”
“Direct my steps by your word!…”
What do You want me to do, Lord?
“But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without reprimand, and it will be given to him. ”
What concerns do you have about your current situation?
List desires, opportunities, problems, and/or fears that occupy your thinking. Also record God’s answers and changes in your situations. This is a good way to remember the faithfulness of the Lord in your life.
What Does God’s Word Say
• About my hopes and dreams?
• About my opportunities and pursuits?
• About my troubles and adversity?
• About my doubts and fears?
Preparing Myself to Hear God
• By surrendering my will to Him.
• By humbling myself before Him.
• By renewing my mind with His truth.
• By having a mindset of faith, trust and expectancy toward God.
• By being patient and willing to wait on God.
God Reveals His Will for Me
• Through His Word, the Bible.
• Through the Holy Spirit Who indwells me.
• Through other people.
• Through providential circumstances.
Recognizing Directional Signposts
“Then the Lord came and stood nearby, calling as he had previously done, “Samuel! Samuel!” Samuel replied, “Speak, for your servant is listening!”
—1 Samuel 3:10
What recent insights, impressions, counsel or signs made an impact on me
that may be from God trying to guide my steps?
Making Sure the Direction is from God
Does it comply with the directions given in God’s written Word?