Post by joyinthemorning on Jan 9, 2016 23:29:02 GMT -5
Hi everyone, I'm new to this site and forum. I have a situation I am dealing with that is very perplexing. In other words I am trying to ascertain the Lord's mind concerning it, but at the same time I need His heart concerning it. It won't do to know what the will of the Lord is if I'm unwilling. I've been wrestling with this for quite some time. On the one hand I feel that 'this' is what the Lord is saying and I have peace with it, but then on the other hand an opposite idea is suggested and my inward response is I would rather scrape my fingernails across chalkboard than having anything to do with it. This is not a moral dilemna. I've been walking with the Lord for a long time, but a crisis has arisen in my life and I am just not sure where God's heart is in the matter. Am I hearing Him in the first instance or am I fighting against Him in the second instance? I apologise for being so vague, but the matter is weighty and the less I reveal the more I trust God will speak through someone here.
I'm sorry, but there's no way I would be comfortable saying anything with so little information. The only way I know to determine God's Will is by His Word. If what you think He wants you to do is in 100% agreement with ALL of His Word, (the whole Bible, not just a verse here or there) then that's what you should do. If it's not, then you shouldn't do it. I'm afraid that's the only way I could possibly answer this without knowing a lot more, and even knowing more, my answer would still be based on this. I can however pray that the Lord would reveal His Will to you.
Post by joyinthemorning on Jan 10, 2016 19:54:46 GMT -5
Thanks to everyone who has been praying . I believe I'm getting some breakthrough now. I am now understanding I have some deep rooted trust issues God is wanting to work on. I haven't been willing to trust God with the worst scenario I have been imagining. Not that it will work out that way, but it might. God wants all of me and those fearful places in me as well. Just when I thought I had given Him all, up pops something else!
LOL I know what you mean, He has a way of showing us what we need to work on that can be pretty surprising at times. There are some articles in the Basics for Everyday Life in Christ forum that might be helpful to you. At least they're some of the things that have helped me a lot. There may be a few in the Trials and Suffering forum as well.