Often times when we look at the circumstances of our society, it seems the wicked are winning. What are we to do when it seems like this?
Trust His care – God will take care of us.
Mathew 6:8 (NKJV) – Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
The word KNOWS literally means to perceive, possess information, and have full knowledge of. God knows all that we need, well in advance, and because of this, we can trust Him.
“A lot of times we defeat our prayer life because we only pray the prayers that WE can answer.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Rely on His Guidance
Proverbs 3:6 (ESV) – In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.
DIRECT means to make straight. It also means God will move the obstacles, making a smooth path or way.
“We often don’t have the guidance we need because we haven’t acknowledged Him on the journey.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Understand His Will
Ephesians 5:15-17 – Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
When you know what God wants in a situation, it brings about confidence and boldness.
“Just because you know what the will of the Lord is, it does not mean you will like it.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Colossians 1:9 (ESV) – And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
“The will of God is knowable, understandable, and doable.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Surrender to His Way
Proverbs 14:12 (ESV) – There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
Isaiah 55:8 (ESV) – For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
Tell Him My Concerns
The issue with trust is that we are not in control. We put the full weight of ourselves completely in God’s hands, trusting that He can handle it.
Philippians 4:6 (ESV) – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.