I don’t know

We all have I-don’t-know moments.  They may come in the midst of a crisis: I-don’t-know what to do.  They may come in everyday life: I-don’t-know how to get everything done.  They may come at points of decision: I-don’t-know which way to go.  They may come in our relationships: I-don’t-know what to say. There are times when we all feel unsure of our next step in our day, in our relationships, and in our lives.  Many of us feel inadequate or ill-equipped to deal with this indecision or uncertainty.


Jesus knew that we would all have these times.  So, he offered a plan to deal with these I-don’t-know moments. The plan is to do nothing.  The plan is to wait for God to do something, to show us what to do.  We see this when Jesus tells the disciples to wait until they receive power from on high, in the form of the Holy Spirit.  We also hear this in God’s statement: Be still and know that I am God.


We all reach a point when we don’t know.  But the good news is that we don’t have to know.  God knows.  God knows what is possible in our lives.  God knows ideas and possibilities beyond anything we can think.  God knows and offers to us God’s knowledge, but we have to receive that knowledge.  Often we receive that knowledge as we move through our lives, but sometimes we have to be still and wait for God to speak.


Next time you reach an I-don’t-know moment, trust in God to guide you.  Wait for God’s guidance.  Follow God’s leading.


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