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When You Don’t Know What To Do . . .

Do you ever feel stuck, like there’s no way out? . . . when you’ve tried everything and nothing has worked? . . . when you’re tired and stressed and feel like giving up?shutterstock_1435012

Maybe your best friend’s avoiding you . . . you know something’s wrong. But then when you try to bring it up she acts like nothing is.

Or maybe your parents are arguing a lot, and you fear they’ll get divorced. Maybe they’re even wanting you to take sides, and you feel stuck in the middle.

Or maybe you didn’t make the school cheer team when that’s all you’ve been doing is practicing. You’ve had your heart set on it for days and don’t know if you’ll recover.

Well, if you ever feel stuck and don’t know what to do, just know you’re not alone. We all feel that way at times. But what’s most important is knowing that God’s always with you, and He has the answer you need.

So how do you get that answer from Him?

First, God wants you to pray. He wants you to give the problem to Him. Pour out your heart, and give Him every detail. He already knows what you’re going through, but wants you to tell Him anyway.

Next, listen to what He’s telling you. Just be still and listen. He may give you the answer right then, but if not, He will.

And finally, while you wait, trust Him. He loves you and wants the best for you and knows what you want and need.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

So what does that mean? To not try and figure it out yourself. He wants you to look to Him and lean on Him. Remember, He’s the Creator of the universe and knows everything about everything! He knows everything you’re going through and is saying, “Wait on me,” and “Trust me,” and He will answer your prayer.

So what do you do when you don’t know what to do? Pray to the God who loves you. Then listen to Him and trust Him. He’ll give you the answer you need!

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HeartDream Chat – What’s something you’ve felt stuck about? Tell us how God answered your prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What Are You Waiting For?

Waiting . . . we all do it. We wait for someone, or for someone to do something, or for something to happen, or for that special day that seems like forever in coming. Is it for your best friend who just moved away to come back and visit? To hear if you made the soccer or drama or dance team? Or is it waiting for that cute guy you have a crush on to even notice you? Whatever it is, it’s usually not easy, totally not fun, but just seems to be a part of life, right?shutterstock_112925209

When you think about it, if we got everything we wanted when we wanted it, something wouldn’t be right about that, right? It doesn’t seem possible in this world we live in. And actually, can you think of a time when something good happened while you waited? Like it maybe helped you grow up a bit and even appreciate things more. What do you think?

Isaiah 40:31 says, “But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Yep . . . even though it’s hard to wait, remember that God’s right there with you and is working things out. And isn’t it awesome that He’s helping you and making you strong? That He’ll even make you soar like eagles? And then when the time is right, He’ll bring about His awesome plans, and you’ll look back and might even say it was worth the wait.

So what are you waiting for? What does your heart desire? Whatever it is, just know there’s something good, really good, on the other side of that wait. And if you don’t get what you’ve asked for, just know He’s got something better. Something better and greater than your finite mind could imagine. Remember, we’re talking about the creator of the universe here. The God we have where nothing’s impossible. And while you wait, He’s making you strong, so the next time you wait, you’ll do even better. Now what could be better than that?

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HeartDream Chat – Tell us what you’re waiting for. Then come back and tell how God answered your prayer.   

Listen to Your Heart

I couldn’t believe it when I first heard that it’s God who puts dreams in our hearts. Now how cool is that? And in thinking about it, it made total sense that our creator, the creator of the entire universe, could do just that!shutterstock_126882287

“Delight thyself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart” – Psalm 37:4. I love that verse! What could be more exciting than knowing that God knows what I desire and will bring those dreams to pass. All I have to do is listen to Him and trust Him, and He’ll show me the way.

So what dreams has God put in your heart? Do you long to dance, sing, or write? To care for animals or nature or others in need? What are your passions? Desires? Those things you love to do? And if you’re not yet quite sure, just listen to your heart, and God will tell you. Then listen for His next step, and you’ll be at the start of the awesome adventure He has for you!

HeartDream Chat – What dreams has God put on your heart? I’d love to hear . . .

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