Even in the most frightening of circumstances, there are still choices available to us. How will I respond to this tragedy? What will I say? What will I do? Terrible circumstances limit our choices but nothing can completely silence them.

Perhaps we should start praying that God would show us our choices. Pray He would empower our ability to see Him, to choose a perspective in alignment with His, and own the journey he has entrusted us to.

It is tempting to run from our choices. To feel as though the circumstances are so stacked against us that we no longer have any choices. 

God calls us to participate in His Kingdom. Seeing the world, our circumstances, our daily tasks, and our relationships by the light of His Son is an option available to us daily. 

We are looking for shortcuts, easy answers, for someone to just do the thing for us. Secretly, we like the idea of having no choices; it lets us off the hook.

Our choices are powerful and they matter in the Kingdom of God. The Lord will bless you with circumstances and manifestations of His Goodness. He will also bless you with choices.

Everyday, we are faced with a myriad of decisions. In the midst of triumph and pain and apathy, there are choices to be made. Choices about our perspective. Choices about our thoughts and actions. Pray today that the Lord will show you your choices and that you might make them with courage.


“Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it.”
– Ezra 10:4