Truth #37- God Wants to Help When You Don’t Know What to Do

What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days, Holley GerthSo, if you’ve been following me then you know that I’ve come to a place where I’m fully surrendered to God’s plan, but I don’t know what to do next… I don’t know what to do.

It’s rare for me to not know what to do. I’m a planner, I always have a plan. I always know the next step. I’m bright and intuitive. I KNOW things. I know the language of systems, schedules, and SMART Goals.

Today it’s not a lack of knowledge that keeps my feet from moving forward fast, it’s a lack of wisdom.

We can become frustrated when we confuse knowledge with wisdom. Knowledge is about information. Wisdom is about transformation.” -Holley Gerth, What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days, 52 Encouraging Truths to Hold On To

I don’t want more information. I don’t need a new system or formula for success. I’m longing for the transformational truth of God, and I’m finally at the place where I’m willing to admit that I don’t have it. I don’t have enough wisdom to move forward in the right direction.

But I’m asking for it. And I know the Truth is coming.

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” -James 1:5.

God wants to help when you don’t know what to do is truth #37 in Holley Gerth’s new book What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days, 52 Encouraging Truths to Hold On To. It’s an adorable little devotional in which Holley meets with me as a dear friend and offers up the sincere encouragement and comfort I so desperately need in my daily life. As I’ve read the pages I can’t help but feel that Holley really does understand me and where I’m at, living shakily in this big, wide world. I appreciate the way she responds with such kindness to my insecurities.

This little book offers a giant dose of faith, an invitation to really believe in those promises of God that I know to be true. I couldn’t be more grateful to it’s author.

Do you know Holley Gerth? If not, you ought to. She’s the kind of friend God wants for each of us. Holley has written several books, including You’re Already Amazing, You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream, and You’re Going to Be Okay. Holley is the cofounder of (in)courage, one of my very favorite blogs. I’m also a subscriber of her personal blog, HolleyGerth.com. I hope you’ll take a moment to get to know Holley by visiting her blog.

For the first time ever, Holley is going to host a book club! I’m joining and I’d love for you to join too. It’s pretty easy to join the book club, all you need to do is like Holley’s Facebook page. The book club starts next Monday, September 8th so grab your copy of her book, What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days: 52 Encouraging Truths to Hold On To today! BONUS: It’s even on sale!!!

 

Special thanks to Revell for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 
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