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Receiving Direction without Doubt

Read | Psalm 25:8-9

God wants us to make right decisions, which means choices that align with His will. He has promised to give us instruction and direction so we’ll know how to proceed (Ps. 32:8).

One way to discover the Lord’s will is by following the pattern we looked at yesterday. First, make sure you have a clean heart, clear mind, surrendered will, and patient spirit. Then, add these steps: praying persistently, trusting God’s promises, and receiving His peace.

Although we all want quick answers from the Lord, Scripture tells us to pray tirelessly, without giving up. I remember praying daily for six months before I received a response about one need. During this time, the Lord showed me that He’d tried to give direction earlier, but I hadn’t listened. Fear of failure had been my stumbling block. Once I surrendered my fear, He gave instructions and empowered me to obey. When we persist in prayer, God has the opportunity to draw us closer to Him and prepare us to hear His response.

Knowing and trusting in God’s promises will lift us above our doubts into a place of quiet rest. We may not have an answer yet, but as we wait on Him with hopeful expectation, we’ll experience His peace that surpasses all understanding (Phil. 4:7).

Scripture urges us to be persistent in prayer, trust in God’s promises, and let Christ’s peace rule in our hearts (Col. 3:15). Doing so will help us find our way past confusion and receive His clear direction without doubting. Discovering Gods will is worth every effort we make and any time spent waiting.

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  • December 07, 2012 07:19 PM


    We musst trust Gods will and pray daily .
  • December 07, 2012 03:48 PM


    I have been listening on the radion on this topic and I am glad to that the Lord has led me here because this is exactly what I need to hear. I am a single mom going to college full time and anxiety and wrongful thinking paque my mind as Im trying to figure out finances while struggling to learn. Please pray for me. Thank you
  • December 07, 2012 02:03 PM


    Jesus is the Faithful One. What HE requires from us is to trust in HIM. Blieve in HIM. Obey HIM and commit ourselves to HIm wholeheartedly. HIS love never fails!
  • December 07, 2012 09:44 AM


    I believe that even further substance is needed. that being faith in the Finished Work. Trusting that Jesus has done all that was needed for us to receive eternal life, and that nothing can ever take that from us, ever. God is SO good.
  • December 07, 2012 08:12 AM


  • December 07, 2012 06:48 AM


    Amen to the truth put so simply and eloquently!
  • December 07, 2012 06:16 AM


    Looking for work in Gods will and time
  • December 07, 2012 06:16 AM


    Thank you I needed the word in Jesus name .

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