Intentional growth, Loving Others

What Can I Do When I Feel Helpless?

Man on a road with many directions

Confusion keeps stalking me. Between Covid-19 fears, election frenzy, conspiracy theories, and disrespect on all levels, I’m continually faced with contradictory messages. My mind goes back and forth on what I believe about some issues. It’s overwhelming. I don’t know who to listen to or trust. Experts on both sides give us conflicting information.

As an average woman living her life, what can I do? I don’t have power or influence over what’s happening and can’t control any of these events.

I can…

Pray. Prayer is the most powerful force available. Click To TweetGod gave believers the freedom to pray in the name of Jesus Christ knowing He will hear and answer. Jesus said if we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move mountains (Matthew 17:20). Praying about every doubt, fear, uncertainty, and problem that comes to mind should be my priority. I need to bring everything to Almighty image of woman praying with quote from post.God because prayer makes a difference.

Have faith. I need to focus on God. I should be looking to Him for answers and trusting Him for the outcome. Our Father possesses all wisdom and nothing surprises Him. He knows the end from the beginning. He’s aware of the results of every trial we face. God determines which rulers will rise and which ones will fall (Daniel 2:21). His purposes will be fulfilled. I place my hopes in His Sovereign care and control.

Take the next step determined for me. I listen for His guidance as I step out in obedience: whether it’s going to work, cleaning my house, loving my family, helping my neighbor, giving to someone in need, serving, or resting, I do everything for His glory. I move forward in obedience to Him allowing the Holy Spirit to guide me.

Immerse my mind with His truth. Considering all the differing opinions, it’s difficult to discern a lie from the truth. I need to saturate my mind with what I know is true: God’s Holy Word, the Bible. The Bible is living and active (Hebrews 4:12) and a result of His supernatural work. Click To TweetGod’s words have the power to transform my heart and mind. They equip me for what’s ahead. In His Word, I find the wisdom I need to live this life and face whatever comes.

Love. I fulfill God’s greatest commandments by loving Him above all and loving others as much as I love myself (Matthew 22:36-40). By His grace and power, I can Friend with quote from post.love others as He has loved me and show them the same grace I’ve received. God is love. When we love, we’re most like Him.

Help someone. I’m surrounded by people who need a listening ear, a helping hand, a monetary gift, encouragement, or support. I can show others who Jesus is by imitating His love for people. Often, when we’re helping someone, our own problems diminish. God comforts us in hard times so we can do the same for others.

Regardless of what’s happening in our world, God equips us as we immerse ourselves in truth, talk to Him, and take the next step to obey Him by showing love and grace to others. By trusting God, our hearts are filled with His peace. Click To Tweet

What suggestions do you have? Please share in the comments.

Which step will you take today?

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