Struggling to Decide

Author: Allison Wilson Lee — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: February 28, 2022

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Struggling to Decide

Before I entered middle school, I felt confident I’d join the school band. And I did, playing a trumpet that had belonged to my uncle. Performing with the county-wide honor band was a special memory from that year. By the next fall, our band welcomed a new director, and he envisioned expanding the brass section of our band. Specifically, he sought to add some new French horn players. I’d known other trumpet players who had moved on to the French horn. It could be an easy transition for me, and I wanted to help meet the needs of the band. Making this choice may seem like a small matter to some people, but not to me. I felt paralyzed as I considered this decision. Didn’t I enjoy the trumpet? Would I even play it anymore if I switched to a different band instrument? Was I obligated to make this change because my band director had asked me? I labored over this choice, crying many tears as I wrestled with what to do. Eventually, I elected to switch from one brass instrument to the other. But I wish I’d known then that the help I needed was not so difficult to find. When we put our trust in Jesus, believing that He died and rose again to rescue us, we begin a relationship with Him and get access to the Lord Himself. As His children, we have an ever-present invitation to go to His throne and pour out our hearts (Hebrews 4:16). We can ask Him to help us work through every decision we face because He loves us and invites us to keep in step with His leading. All those years ago, I might have chosen to stick with the trumpet instead of switching to the French horn. Either way, God would have led me and walked with me. He never wanted to withhold His help from me—no matter how I struggled with the decision—and He doesn’t want to withhold His help from you, either. • Allison Wilson Lee • Are you struggling with a decision? God cares about every part of your life, and He offers His help freely. You can talk to Him about what’s going on in your life anytime. • How might remembering we are God’s children make it easier for us to come to Him when we’re struggling? For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6 (CSB)


Read Verses:

Psalm 23; Isaiah 28:29; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Proverbs 2:6