Sunday, January 18, 2015

S.O.S.--Study Our Scriptures

English: Lighthouse at Europa Point, Gibraltar...
 Lighthouse at Europa Point, Gibraltar, with the sinking Panamanian bulk-carrier cargo ship, M/V New Flame, in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Psalm 32:8
New International Version (NIV)

        When you need help who do you call?   When life gets you bogged down, you feel lost or confused, what can you do?   

         Perhaps you look to a "life authority" like Oprah or Dr. Phil.   But can you truly count on them for the all of the answers you need regarding your problems.   Counseling from someone equipped for such things can at times be of help to you.  Support from friends and family might encourage you.  Psychology books can provide some insight.   However sometimes your problems and questions are so big that even the experts and those who care about us aren't enough to pull you out of your darkness and into the light of understanding.

        Sometimes you need to start out alone with Bible in hand and call out to God to show you the way.  Prayer can have the power to calm you as well as incite you into action.  Delving into the scripture with God by your side is the best solution to problems that vex your mind, heart, and spirit.

        Don't just read the Bible, but study it.  God gave the Holy Scripture to us for our edification and education.   The Scriptures are intended for us to use for guidance.  

         Looking for answers?  Help is near to all of us.  Study our Scriptures.   God speaks through His written Word.

We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
2 Peter 1:19
New International Version (NIV)

2 comments:

  1. Love the title, Arlee! And the post is full of truth. Real truth and real guidance and real power is available to everyone who sends out that S.O.S.

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