I am really struggling today. Same old turmoil. I’m stuck and unsure how to proceed. I am in despair and not seeing my way forward. I need help and cry to God but He doesn’t answer.

“Trust and obey, for there’s no other way…”

Many conflicting teachings are swirling in my brain and I don’t know how to make sense of it all.

  • We don’t have the power to obey God, to fully please him.
  • God will work in us what is pleasing to him. But we must trust Him. Without faith one can’t please God.
  • Faith is a gift of God’s grace
  • We can do nothing on our own
  • We must obey. We must trust.
  • But, don’t just obey by sheer willpower! We must cheerfully obey!
  • All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved
  • Praying doesn’t save you, you must pray believing

So, if I’m having trouble trusting the Lord and all I can do is ask, but if I don’t have faith I shouldn’t expect to receive anything for which I ask, etc, etc, etc…..Where does all this leave me??!!! IN TURMOIL AND DESPAIR!!! HELP, LORD, PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!