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We are to trust in God for everything. Not in our own hearts or thoughts.
Pray about every decision.
Proverbs 3:5-6 ” Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
If we are always mindful to pray and seek God’s will in everything, then He will lead us in the right path and we will not make mistakes.
Why can’t we just trust in our own heart?
We are never to lean on our own understanding, and think that we can handle things ourselves, because our own hearts can deceive us and lead us the wrong way.
Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
Our own understanding can lead us to death.
Proverbs 16:25 “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
The Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge.
Psalms 111:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.”
Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”
God wants us to ask Him for wisdom in everything. Nothing is too small or too big.
James 1:5-8 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”
God’s wisdom will always lead you right.
James 3:17 “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”
Trust in God for all your answers and you will live a life without regrets.
The Life Boat Scenario
I’m sure that just about everyone has heard of the lifeboat scenario, where there is a sinking ship and there are 5 people, but there is only 1 lifeboat and it will only hold 4 people. At this point the schools and society will tell you that a decision must be made as to whom will get left behind and die. The truth is, no one has to be left behind to die.
The Proper Solution
These 5 people can work together to get something that will float like a crate, box, board, or barrel etc., then tie it to the lifeboat with a rope, then take the strongest person in the group and tie them to the crate, etc. Now you have 4 people in the lifeboat and the fifth and strongest person is being towed behind the boat making it to where no one was left behind to die and everyone has a chance of surviving. Also, if possible, you can have someone in the boat trade out with the person being towed from time to time increasing the chances of everyone’s survival.
Proverbs 24:10-12 “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?”
In every emergency, we should always look for a way to save everyone.