When You Have More Questions than Answers

Do you have a seemingly never-ending stream of questions you are seeking answers to? Me too.

One question leads to another and the answers seem elusive. It’s not even the big why’s I’m trying to answer but the smaller ones: What do I do now? and What direction is best? and How am I supposed to handle one more thing?

Today at lunch, I joked with my husband that God should sign His instructions as in,

“You should build a house on the land and stay there.” Love, God

When He doesn’t, I fear the answer is really from me, a manifestation of my wishful thinking. I want to make good decisions, but I know my heart’s bent isn’t always the best.

“He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered. (Proverbs 28:26).

In the second half of this verse, God says we need to walk wisely. Who wouldn’t love to do that? But how?

Thinking through the situation is a good practice, but our finite minds fall short in understanding. We can’t, then, depend on our hearts or our minds for the best decision.

Paralyzed by this lack of clear direction, it’s easy to remain stuck in inaction, struggling to “find” wisdom for that best choice.

Where to find answers

Where Do We Find Answers?

This raises more questions:

If we can’t trust our mind or our heart, how do we gain direction?

Where do we find this wisdom?

How do we obtain answers to the myriad of questions that bombard us daily?

How do we become unstuck so we can move forward?

Traversing life’s uncertainties, however troubling they may be, is not nearly as complicated as we make it. Finding wisdom isn’t either. The Lord is the answer to both.  

It may not always feel like it, though, because we far too easily fall into the trap of walking by sight instead of by faith.

Yet we’re told in Scripture to

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

The Ultimate Answer

To find the best answers to our questions, then, the best direction for our next step, we must walk by faith. We must trust in Him, learn more about Him, and lean into Him.

The Lord is the ultimate answer to all of our questions. He’s the source of the wisdom we need to make every best decision.

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Knowing that, we can quit looking for answers elsewhere. Instead, let’s pick up the Holy Scriptures (our road map for life) and take that next step, trusting God’ll guide us ever closer to our final destination. 

When we trust the Lord for guidance, we’ll never remain stuck for long. Because, the Lord, He’s it! He’s the answer to every question, and I’m so incredibly grateful (even if I still occasionally look for that God-signed note to drop in my lap)! 

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“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10

Reflections: Are you stuck trying to find the answers to many questions? Does wondering where to find the wisdom to make the best decisions cause you to be paralyzed into inaction? Have you trusted in God to be the answer, to provide the wisdom for every decision, every question life raises? If so, how has that made a difference in your life? 

I am always thrilled to link up with Suzie Eller for #livefreeThursday and this week’s prompt, “start where you are, but don’t stay where you are” Click on the image to check out the wonderful encouragement.

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

2 comments on “When You Have More Questions than Answers
  1. Micah Maddox says:

    Hi Julie! Good word! So much encouragement and truth tucked in one post! I especially liked the point and question that you pose, “If we can’t trust our mind or our heart, how do we gain direction?” So often I hear things like “follow your heart” or “go with your gut”. We must own the biblical truth that within ourselves there is nothing good. Only in complete trust will we find truth. I hope you and your family are doing well. Thanks again for this encouraging word today! Love and Blessings!

    • Julie Sunne says:

      Hi Micah! What a joy to have you stop by and leave a comment. “We must own the biblical truth that within ourselves there is nothing good.” Yes, yes, yes! Thank you for your insight and support. God bless you.

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