A powerful promise in the Bible says that God is working for good in all the happenings of my life and yours when we love Him and are "called according to His purposes" (Romans 8:28).
Therefore, instead of reacting to circumstances or immediate feelings or just doing what seems right on according to our own opinions, it's SO important for me and you to stop and pray before changing course.
Therefore, before reacting or acting, we will stop and pray, asking God:
- What are you doing in _______?" [this or that situation]
- What do you want me/us to learn?
- What directions do you have for me/us?
- Where are you leading?
- Give us/me the courage to follow you!
When we stop and look and ask and then walk in the way God has chosen, we will not be tossed about by scheming or pushed by people (Ephesians 4:14).
We will then find rest for our souls.