I needed onions for a soup I was making, and I happened to be in town when I remembered. But did we have onions at home? I was drawing a blank. But I decided it would be better to get more onions while I had the opportunity instead of running the risk of not having any when I needed them.
As you can imagine, I got home and discovered we had three onions in the fridge. I added two more to the count. And then I burst out laughing when Mom came up with three more because she couldn’t remember if we had any either.
That’s a silly story, but we’ve all been in that situation. Sometimes you just have to make the best decision you can based on the information you have at the time, and you have to figure out how to deal with the consequences when it’s done.
But wouldn’t it be nice to know that even if you make a choice that isn’t the best, the whole thing will still work out all right in the end?
Today’s verses are Psalm 118:5-6.
In my distress I prayed to the Lord,
and the Lord answered me and set me free.
The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear.
What can mere people do to me?
I can’t really grasp that. God is for me. God supports me. God is cheering for me. God wants me to succeed. That’s amazing! Just let that sink in.
So does that mean we can just barrel through life without caring what path we take? Can we do what feels good instead of what God says is right and expect that God will bail us out when we get in too deep? No, that’s not the point.
God wants to help us, and His door is always open. And He’s so good to us that He will love us and forgive us and support us through the consequences of our bad choices. But He won’t bless us if we constantly flip Him off.
Do what God says is right in the Bible. Use the Bible to make the best choices you can in the midst of your circumstances, and ask God to help you. He’ll answer. He always does.
And because God is for you, you don’t have to be afraid. There’s nothing He can’t help you overcome. He’s waiting for us to call on Him. So why don’t we?
Maybe it’s because we think we’ve screwed up too much. Maybe we haven’t been making choices based on His Word. Whatever our hesitation, it doesn’t matter. God is STILL for you, regardless of how you may have failed.
We all have to make tough choices, but we don’t have to do it alone. Let God help.