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Life often gets complicated. Sometimes we face situations we don’t know how to handle. We don’t know what to do.
This was the case for a young man in the Bible named Joseph. He found himself in a dilemma. Matthew records his struggle in Matthew 1:18-21 (NIV) “This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly. As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. ‘Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’”
After hearing about Mary’s pregnancy, Joseph found himself in quite an emotional pickle. He needed some wisdom to navigate these circumstances. How could he handle this situation without bringing unnecessary hurt, humiliation, and shame to Mary? His mind went to work seeking solutions. In the midst of his considerations, God showed up and gave him guidance.
Although Joseph reflected thoughtfully on what he should do, his answer didn’t come from his mind. God stepped in and revealed His will to Joseph. As Joseph did all he knew to do, with the right attitude and heart, God made sure Joseph didn’t make a mistake. God made sure to get the right answer and direction to him.
Do you need some guidance? God is a guide. Get to work thinking, praying, and seeking God with a pure heart and right motives. He’ll get the answer to you!