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A Promise

Jeremiah 10:23 says, “I know, O Lord, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for a man to direct his steps.” We are not in control of our lives. God is. He directs our steps through his Word and through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

So what happens when the business doesn’t take off,  the children don’t obey, the house doesn’t sell and someone else gets the job? When things don’t work out as we hoped, it’s easy to question where we’re headed and if God really is directing our steps.

In these moments, we often don’t know what to pray or what to do. Romans 8:26 says, “... the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.”

No matter what happens in life, God is in control. So whether through groaning, words or tears, let us seek direction from Him and Him alone.

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