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Where do you turn when you hit the wall?

Posted by Quentin Bemis on

There are moments in life where we feel like we've hit a wall and we just don't know where to turn. Or maybe you've found yourself the victim of circumstances outside of your control, dazed and confused.

Hi I'm Quentin Bemis from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with today's minute message.

In the book of 2nd Chronicles chapter 20 we find King Jehoshaphat in a similar situation with armies closing in around the nation of Judah. In this moment, he calls together all the people to pray for guidance and deliverance. In verse 12 he closes out this powerful prayer with these words: "We don't know what to do, but our eyes are on you."

Prayer is a powerful ally in the midst of struggles and circumstances. We have a God who actually wants to hear the deepest groanings of our souls. We can be fully honest with Him, just like King Jehoshaphat. When we ask, God promises to meet us in that space of uncertainty. So when you feel bogged down, defeated, or just lost, take a moment and pray that prayer: "God, I don't know what to do, but my eyes are on you."

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