“Turn us around and bring us back to you again! That is our only hope! Give us back the joys we used to have.” Lamentations 5:21 (Living Bible)
My computer has not been working very well lately.
A nearby repair shop found nothing wrong except that the machine is 4+ years old.
What to do?
Therein became the problem as my approach was; “What can I do?”, and “What can others do?”
I got so uncertain about what to do……that I turned to prayer!
A Godly Sherlock Holmes could easily note my problem: looking for solutions in the wrong order.
Why do I constantly plan and proceed without His counsel?
What small part of my thinking does He actually control ?
I set out this morning to visit a computer place that I had used 4+ years ago to install the software needed to get my current computer up-and-running at that time. As I drove to the place, I heard an Inner Voice: “You haven’t had your devotions yet. Turn around, go home, and have them before you do anything.”
I wanted to ignore that Voice because I was on the way, but I knew that I couldn’t. I turned around, went home, and had my daily reading and meditating.
Lamentations 5:21 caught my eye. For me that verse said, “Stop planning and proceeding without me and turn, instead, to me without ceasing.”
I do not know where my search for computer solutions will take me, but I feel a whole lot better about that search now that I’ve turned to Him before seeking anymore solutions.