Read Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
6 Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take. (NLT)
This is a text rightly relied upon by many Christians who seek to go God’s way. It is a promise that if we genuinely want to follow him, he will help us. But most of us have lived long enough to know that there are some situations where God’s will is not at all clear.
In many such cases, God might not be particularly concerned about what we do. Whether I spend a day at the beach or tidying the house may not matter to him. After all, God has no detailed blueprint for our lives but rather wants us to become more Christlike and love him and others whatever we do and wherever we do it.
So rather than being paralysed by having no ‘guidance’, we often have to make a decision and trust God to oversee it. Even if we have deliberately disobeyed there is forgiveness available. And if we have simply got things wrong out of confusion or human limitation, then we can trust him to sort things out.
We trust that God will show us the right way if there is indeed a ‘right’ way. We trust he gives us freedom to make many decisions without input from him. We trust him to not abandon us if we get things wrong. And above all, we recognise that no choice we make causes him to love us less.