Sunday, March 7, 2021

Do the Right Thing


By Andrea Merrell


 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace.

Romans 14:19 KJV


I’m so frustrated and confused,” the woman said. “I don’t know what to do.


“Do the right thing,” her friend said.


“How am I supposed to know what that is?”


Doing the right thing can surely be frustrating, especially when we’re listening to the wrong people and bad advice. The Bible, on the other hand, tells us to follow peace. My rule of thumb has always been: when in doubt, don’t. If there’s no peace, I don’t move forward.


My good friend went through a horrific marriage for ten years. Faced with many decisions—both during and after—she developed her own rule: pray, then do the next right thing. This has served her well. She even has a sign on her wall with these words as a continual reminder.


Sometimes we make decisions harder than they should be. We try to see a mile down the path before us when we should be taking one baby step at a time, seeking the Lord’s guidance at every twist and turn.


God has an answer for every question and a solution for every problem. He knows exactly what we need and when we need it.


If you’re stumbling along the path and can’t get your bearings, go ahead—pray. Then do the next right thing. God will show you the rest.

(Photo courtesy of and Stuart Miles.)


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