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What to do when you don’t know what to do

“I feel so paralyzed,” I finally managed to utter words after crying ugly tears.

I remember I had this depressing experience when our family faced a major financial setback. I did not know what to do. And being the plan-freak that I am, I hated it when I did not even have a plan to get out of where I was. Have you been in that situation? Maybe you lost a loved one, failed in your subjects, lost all your money, or are about to make a huge decision.

Comfortingly, God led me to 2 Chronicles 20 about King Jehoshaphat’s story who was about to face a huge battle against surrounding tribes of Judah. He prayed the same prayer you and I pray: “God, we don’t know what to do…”

So I am sharing 3 things that King Jehu did when he did not know what to do which hopefully will help you:


1.   Pay attention to what God says

“Alarmed, Jeshoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. The people of Judah came together to seek help from the LORD; indeed they came from every town in Judah to seek Him.” (verses 3-4)

Tribe Judah resolved to position itself to ask the Lord, to inquire of the Lord, to hear from the Lord. Judah chose to pay attention. Most of us resort to planning, but King Jehu depended on the Lord, not on plan A-Zs or any tactics their intellect could ever think of.

Like King Jehu, let us resolve to pay attention to the Lord – not to the bad news which can immobilize us – but to the Lord who can energize us.

2.   Pour out your brokenness

You will find a long prayer by the King in these verses but I would like to highlight the first two words in verse 6 :

“and said…” (v 6-11)

The King said a prayer, he poured out to the Lord. Sometimes when we do not know what to do, we also do not know what to pray, but in cases like that – just pour out. Go and be honest before God and tell him what makes your heart so heavy, release it all before the Lord.

God will take care of the solution, we just need to tell him about our situation.

Fast forward to verses 24-25, we can see that Judah ended up victors of a very impossible battle.

24 When the men of Judah came to the place that overlooks the desert and looked toward the vast army, they saw only dead bodies lying on the ground; no one had escaped. 25 So Jehoshaphat and his men went to carry off their plunder, and they found among them a great amount of equipment and clothing[d] and also articles of value—more than they could take away. There was so much plunder that it took three days to collect it.

So if you ever come to a point of not knowing what to do, remember King Jehoshaphat’s story and have your own kind of victory.

3. Press on nonetheless

17  “Go out and face them tomorrow and the Lord will be with you.. You will not have to fight.. See the deliverance of the Lord.” 20 “Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa…” (v 17-20)

The hardest thing to do in times of trying is to show up, right? But even if you do not know how to win your day’s battle, remember to press on and well, JUST. SHOW. UP. Press on so you can see God’s solution.

Imagine if the tribe of Judah hadn’t shown up when God told them to? Will God still fight for them? Will God work out salvation for them? I believe so. Because God is faithful and He will do as He promised. But, had they not pressed on, they will not see the deliverance of the LordThey would not have seen the LORD move. They will remain in fear for the rest of their lives, not knowing that God has already won the battle for them.

If you are at the point of your life where you don’t know what to do, quitting shouldn’t be your option. Don’t quit on your dreams, don’t quit on your purpose, don’t quit on hope and faith. Press on! God moves! God solves! God saves!

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Are you a strong, God-dependent woman?

Heads up, Strong, God-dependent Women!

Today is a powerful age because no better time in history has the world witnessed an army of beautiful yet strong, empowered women than today.

Years ago, women are only good for house chores and giving birth. Darker age in history also tells us about women being abused and enslaved. I reckon that we are blessed to be breathing and walking on earth in such a time where women are celebrated.

We know of women making a name and changing the way the world rotates in the area ranging from Music to Cooking to Science to Politics to Missions and beyond. This is the best moment in history where women are no longer defined by the world – we have become strong and independent; women can now stand bold and brave on our own, able to make name for ourselves.

However, becoming too much independent also has a downside – it might take us too far away from the source of our strength as we trust and rely on our own instead. God’s word reminds us that “apart from the Lord, we are nothing.” (John 15:5)

So my dear strong woman, be not independent – instead be God-dependent. 

But how do we become like one? Let’s study the life of 3 bible heroines armed with strength, beauty and, godliness.

3 qualities of a strong, God-dependent woman:


    1. She battles with purpose

    2. Just as what her uncle said, Queen Esther was born in such a time as hers – she was where she was for a great purpose. She became the next Queen- at a perfect time.
    3. One day a law was passed that will endanger all Israelites. And the only one who might change the history is Queen Esther. Back then, if a Queen will approach a King without being summoned, the Queen might be put to death for disrespect.
    4. With bravery and a strong grip on her purpose, Queen Esther approached the King and requested for Israelites’ safety.  Only a woman convinced of her purpose will risk her life to do what she was called to do. Only a strong, God-dependent woman can do that. [bctt tweet=”Only a woman convinced of her purpose will risk her life to do what she was called to do. ” username=”angelittleco”] (continue to page 2)