Looking For Answers To Life’s Questions?

Do you ever search and search for something that you have lost? Many times this has happened to me. I lost a pair of my favorite shorts. It was just a plain pair of jean shorts but they were the kind that when you put them on and they fit just right. After looking everywhere for them they were never found.

In life there are many things that are more important than a pair of shorts. Everyday people are looking and searching for answers . In Acts 9 Saul was looking to hurt Christians. Saul had gone to the high priest looking for a letter to bring men and women bound to Jerusalem. What Saul was looking for and God’s plans were different. God changed what Saul was looking for in Acts 9:3-19. Saul was looking in the wrong direction but the Lord showed him the right way.

What are you looking for? Are you looking for answers in the right direction? Do your plans align with God’s plans?  God has made a way to help us find what we are looking for.

  • God’s plans will never contradict the Bible. Psalm 119:160 says “Thy word is true from the beginning.” (KJV)
  • Have you prayed about it?  We can find guidance in James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not: and it shall be given him. (KJV)
  • Pray continually and wait patiently. Advice from Psalm 37:5-8 is to commit your way to the Lord, wait patiently, and fret not. God’s timing is not our timing. He does not always give an answer to what we are looking for quickly. At times it is frustrating to wait on an answer. Humanly we want to rush ahead and try our own solution.  In Genesis, Abram and Sarai tried their own solution and brought trails into life. God’s timing is always perfect. He knows what is best and will never wait too long to help us.
  • Seek godly counsel. Proverbs 12:15 gives wise advice “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” (KJV) Look to a Pastor or mentor for Godly advice and wisdom.

Who do you know today that is looking and searching for answers?

  • Pray for them. Find out if there are specific answers that they would like you to pray about. Use 2 Thessalonians 3:5 to pray that “The Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into patient waiting for Christ.” (KJV)
  • Help and encourage them. Listen and be ready to share a hug. Use scripture to give them direction.
  • Check on them. Stay in contact. Let them know that you care and are praying for them.

Some answers are like my shorts. They are not found. Other answers will be like Saul’s and require you to take action. Are you ready and willing to be used when you find what you are looking for? Step out on faith and find what you are looking for.