Finding clarity and discernment for decisions can be a challenge, especially during moments of uncertainty and change. Similar to the one many of us are currently facing, seasons with unanswered questions can easily add stress and pressure. However, even the most difficult hardships can bring the greatest joy and unexpected contentment once we’re able to properly process our circumstances. So, here are 3 ways that you can gain the clarity you are looking for right now.
1. Take it all to God.
And, I mean ALL of it—your hopes, your dreams, fears, and worries. He not only can handle the good, the bad, and the ugly, but He promises to carry the weight for you. You can cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you. He mentions how He clothes the flowers of the field and cares for the birds in the air. How much more then does our heavenly Father care for you—His child? He promises to lead you and guide you with the help of His Holy Spirit. He gave us His Spirit to lead us and grow us in His wisdom and truth. But, you must take it all to Him.
Psalm 34:4 says, “I sought the Lord, and He answered me and rescued me from all my fears.”
You can trust Him with every circumstance and tough decision you face, and He will answer your questions if you simply take them to Him. He may not always answer in the exact way you would like, but He is always present, always listening, and always gives you exactly what you need—and that is enough.
2. Create an atmosphere of praise.
I often find the greatest comfort while giving praise to God. This morning, I started my day by listening to my favorite worship playlist and spent time thanking Him for all the things He’s done in my life. What really stuck out to me was a song by Elevation Worship titled, “I Will Look Up,” and its message speaks volumes to those who are looking for reassurance in the person of Jesus Christ.
The lyrics state, “I will look up for there is none above You. I will bow down to tell You that I need You, Jesus Lord of all. I will look back and see that You are faithful. I look ahead believing you are able, Jesus Lord of all—Jesus Lord of all.”
These words set my heart in a posture of praise, and it brought clarity to the difficult situations I’m facing. It reminded me of who God really is—the same yesterday, today, and forever. So, even when I don’t feel grateful, an atmosphere of praise makes all the difference for Him to bring renewed vision and a clear understanding of my situations.
3. Get in the Word.
To really know and understand the heart of God, you have to read what He says about Himself. You can talk to Him all day in prayer or sing about Him all night in song, but if you aren’t reading about Him in His Word then you’re missing out on one of the greatest revelations He could ever give about Himself. His Word, which has endured through every high and low season for thousands of years, is still intact and is just as alive today as ever.
Are you looking for answers on how to raise your children? Get in the Word. Are you needing advice on how to run your business? Get in the Word. Are you desperate for guidance on how to endure the hardship you’re facing? Get in the Word. Jesus, who is the Word of God, is right there within those pages. And, He’s with you to help you navigate each and every situation as He illuminates His truth and brings clarity to your heart and mind.
You were created through Him and for Him. If you’ve put your faith in Jesus Christ, then your life will begin to look like His. You don’t have to worry about the world around you. Christ is your constant in uncertainty, and He knows exactly what you’re going through. Trust Him today to be exactly what you need. When Jesus is your focus, He becomes your all.
Take a moment now to remember all that God has done for you. Do you trust Him today to be your all? If not, pray right now, asking Jesus to be the focus of your life and your peace for every season. He will give you the assurance and confidence you need to make any decision and will give you the grace to live out your life for His glory.