Facing Difficult Decisions During Difficult Times

Today I am writing to you as a sister in Christ, a wife, a mother, a daughter and Children’s Minister. Each of these roles takes on new and difficult decisions that must be faced because of our current world. As a perfectionist I struggle with this question more often than not these days, “What is the right decision?”

As a mother, I know that a question many parents face today is, what should we do about school this year? Many of us have probably seen the Good Morning America video of the pediatrician who affirms all parents and their decisions for their families. She made the statement that none of us can see the future. None of us can predict the direction that this virus is going to take. We all have to make the decision that is the best for our family given the information and circumstances that we do have.

Honestly, this was a similar discussion that my husband and I had a couple of days prior to viewing this. We knew that currently, there just isn’t a “right decision” or all decisions are the “right decision” depending on how you look at it. If you’re anything like me, this is hard to take! I like being right and I like planning – two things I cannot do right now!

So, today, I am focusing on what I can do. I can put my hope and trust in Christ and let him direct. I went in search of powerful Bible verses to consider when making tough decisions.

I stumbled across a blog by Debbie McDaniel. She gave some great reminders. Including this, “Though the enemy will try to tempt us to believe we are forgotten or left on our own, we must make the choice to step right over his traps. Though we may not be aware of the bigger picture that only God can see, He is faithfully leading and carrying us, even when we don’t understand how all the broken pieces of life can ever fit together.”

She also included ten verses that we can read and pray over. It is my prayer that all of us will turn to God’s Word during this time of difficult decisions. I pray that we will see we are not alone! I pray for unity in Christ. We are together in Christ and He will be with us! I pray that you and I keep these scriptures close to our hearts and focus on God’s healing presence in the midst of difficult times:

  • Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Jeremiah 29:11
  • James 1:5-6
  • Matthew 7:7-8
  • Psalm 32:8
  • Joshua 1:9
  • Isaiah 41:10
  • Philippians 4:6-7
  • Isaiah 43:18-19
  • Psalm 119:105

And, let’s model for our children that we turn our worries and cares over to God. Join us families next Sunday, August 9th from 5-6 pm and let’s pray for our children, our teachers, and schools. Let’s pray that God will use us to be a healing presence into this world.

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