the secret


Decisions come in all shapes and sizes. Every day we face decisions about what to eat, whether to exercise, how to use our time, etc. Over the years, these decisions become habits, and we don’t think much about them. If we’ve made good decisions from the start, we don’t usually have to worry about them. When we haven’t made good choices, however, these small decisions can blossom into bad habits that take a long-term toll on our lives and relationsh­ip with God and others.

Consistent­ly making good decisions is a daunting task. Thankfully, we’re able to look to God and His Word for help. God is our Heavenly Father, and His compassion and desire to help is just as great as when our own children ask for help. We often face limitation­s in our ability to help our children, though, whereas He can turn even the most hopeless situations around.

When Jerusalem was besieged by a huge army, King Hezekiah of Judah received a threatenin­g letter from its pagan king. Hezekiah went into God’s temple, spread it out on the altar, and beseeched God for supernatur­al assistance, which He provided.

1 Why not try it? Next time you feel besieged by setbacks, delays, personal or relationsh­ip issues, write down the onslaughts threatenin­g you, point to the paper, and say: “Dear God, here are the problems I’m having. Please help me.”

Throughout the Bible and history, the great men and women of God depended on Him, and as a result, they left a legacy of faithfulne­ss. By following their formula, we can do the same!

Samuel Keating Executive Editor

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