Are you feeling lost? Not sure where you’re headed, what your purpose is, or why you are in your current situation? I have felt, and still feel, this way so often. And it is one of the worst feelings to have. Something hit me hard while completing the current devotional that I have plugged myself into, Becoming Mom Strong by Heidi St. John.
I was instructed to read James 1:5-6. “5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
This is the exact feeling that I have when I am without faith, without direction, and without my firm foundation in Christ. Whether it’s been a job change, a move, marriage, changing friendships and family dynamics– I have been left with this very feeling. But what is so great about what I know now, is that I do not have to feel this way. I simply have to keep my faith, and continue to seek God.
It is so hard to remember that we cannot demand answers, and that answers do not come on our timing. Answers will come in his perfect timing, and if you are not sure where you stand in your understanding of God and his word, then know this– changes, answers, and things all happen with a very intentional purpose, and on a very intentional timeline. And even if we have the best intentions, and think we have it all figured out, sometimes we don’t.
I have never looked back and thought, “Wow, that didn’t work out for the good of good.” But, I have looked back and thought, “If only I had been more patient,” or “If only I was seeking God in that moment.”
The next time you feel lost, I hope you feel found in Christ, and in the sisterhood that brings you and I together. I hope that you find some glimmer of hope to hold onto, and can feel a path being paved, even if the payment isn’t dry enough to walk on yet. Be patient, and stand firm in your faith. Good things are coming!
Be always smiling,