1Unless it is the Lord who builds the house,
the builders’ work is pointless.
Unless it is the Lord who protects the city,
the guard on duty is pointless.
2 It is pointless that you get up early and stay up late,
eating the bread of hard labor
because God gives sleep to those he loves.
Big decisions. We all have to make them from time to time. For example, my nephew recently decided on what college to attend, and my neighbors decided that they physically needed to move to a single level house. These were not easy decisions, nor were they made quickly.
How do you make the really important decisions? My wife and I agreed a long time ago to take our time in making the big decisions. That way we would have time to talk about it, think about it, and most of all, pray.
Per our faith in the Lord, we always seek God’s direction, especially in the big things. Our experience matches that of Psalm 127:
If God’s not in it, it’s pointless, no matter how hard we work or labor.
What big decisions are you facing? What is God’s word of grace to you? What are you going to do about it?
Prayer: God, lead us and guide us, reveal your will to us, then give us the courage to move forward, knowing you are with us. Amen