When You Don’t Know What To Do


Several blog posts ago I wrote that Psalm 37:3 had a special meaning to me. I thought today would be a great day to share why- hoping someone benefits from this verse, too!

What do you do when you don’t know what to do? (Try saying that three times! Hehe) Well, God has a simple answer to a very complicated question. Trust God and Do Good.

“Trust in the Lord and do good, so shall you dwell in the land, and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.” Psalm 37:3

Have you ever been in a spot in your life where you are literally stumped, clueless on what to do? … Me too. Those days are some of the hardest to get through. Fear overwhelms us, worry consumes us, and panic sets in. We think of every * single * way to solve the problem but we’re totally stuck.

The bible holds good news / God has a plan on how to get us out of confusion. Trust God and Do Good!

This morning I woke up, eager to load the last 300 images from my phone to my computer. I have spent the last 2 weeks organizing my iphoto so I’d have space to download my favorite images from my phone to a more secure source. Well, this morning I walked into my den and lo and behold my computer would not start. I took a deep breath. Realizing none of my images were saved on a backup hard drive. Poems, blog entries, writings to God were in my Word Document site- but it was just saved on my desktop.
But after one deep breath this scripture came to my mind. “Trust God and Do Good.” I started talking to myself…When you don’t know what to do, trust God and do good…cast your care on God- He cares for you…I took a few more deep breaths. Trust God and Do Good…
I knew I had to take that scripture literal and do exactly what it said. I thought to myself, what can I do good right now? So I immediately went into prayer. I started praying for a few of my friends who are going through really hard seasons in their lives. I got my mind off myself and got busy being a blessing. I trusted God to fix my problem and occupied my mind with doing good. I felt God instantly melt my anxiety away.

A few minutes later, I walked back into the den and clicked my computer’s power button one more time. “Dah dah dahhh!” The computer turned on. And me? Well, I instantly burst into tears.

This is why I love memorizing scripture. Without God’s word I would be so lost. I use it daily as a “life instructional manual.” I don’t know about you, but I have no idea sometimes how to navigate through this life! 🙂 It has a thousand road blocks, twists, turns, and cliffs. God’s word is our road map for our road trip.

I just wanted to share with you that little story. I love Psalm 37:3 because I’ve used it in my own life many times and seen with my own two eyes that it actually works. I mean it. If we trust God and do good we will feed on His faithfulness.
This morning I experienced it again. His power astounds me.

// Lord, thank you for your road map, the bible. Our instructional guide on how to successfully travel through life. When we are confused remind us to trust you and do good. Be a blessing to people. Glorify you. Praise your name no matter what. We are thankful for your faithfulness. You are ever faithful.

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