Hearing God


I wish I could google God for answers to life’s problems.

Then, I could just type a query and get his response—the Truth.

I don’t always come up with the right questions to ask to find the solutions I need. And at times, I don’t know what to pray when I’m burdened by life challenges. Sometimes I would prefer to be able to enter a word or phrase into my Internet search engine, trusting that God would grant me the specific directions I needed each time.

As I share in someone’s painful struggle, I don’t pretend to know how to help. How can I intercede for others when I don’t know how to confidently pray about my own problems?

Many times, I can’t adequately express the concerns of my own heart as I seek answers from God. But I’ve discovered some powerful promises in the Bible that help me navigate those turbulent waters. And I pray you will discover the power of his Word for your life direction:

And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. (Eph. 3:18–20 NLT)

I still wrestle over what to pray at times. But I am thankful for the written Word of God. It serves as a lifeboat when unexpected storms roll in, or when I need to pray for others who are drowning in their seas of worries.


How do you respond to a loss of direction or a difficult problem? Do you panic? Where do you turn for help?


What scriptures have helped you find direction and hope for your prayers?


Consider a time when you prayed for direction? How was your prayer answered?

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