When challenges come—and they will, what do we do?

Psalm 119:66:
“Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.”

When challenges come—and they will, what do we do?

The psalmist prayed and asked God to teach him “knowledge and good judgment.”

If you recently received a diagnosis of cancer, you are probably scared. You may feel depressed and wonder if you’ll survive.

Perhaps a family member or friend struggles with a life-threatening disease or the loss of a job or a home. You may feel the same emotions as the one struggling with the disease or the loss.

God wants us to know we can go to him and ask for his help as we make the necessary decisions.

The qualities of knowledge and good judgment belong to God, but he longs to teach them to us. All we have to do is ask.

We are blessed to serve a God who loves us so much that he will teach us knowledge and good judgment. We don’t need to stumble in the dark.

The second part of the verse says, “For I believe in your commands.” God loves us, and his commands are good and worth believing.

The difficulties in our lives can shake our faith and we may find ourselves saying as the man whose son possessed a spirit, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief” (Mark 9:24).

Dear God, teach me knowledge and good judgment. Amen.

Application: How will you show this week that you believe God’s commands?

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Yvonne is a Speaker, Author, Counselor, Cancer Survivor and
serves on the Board of Directors of Christians in Recovery.

She is the author of Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer.

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