Today's Psalm response, "Lord, show us your mercy and love." (Psalm 85) reminded me of a conversation I had with my cousin a few weeks ago. I told her about all the unknowns in our life right now. At one point she asked me a great question, a really insightful question, "What do you want?"
I surprised myself by saying, "I don't know."
I've been thinking about that response ever since. Sometimes life lays out too many options, so many that I can't really see what will be best for me and my family. It's wonderful to have choices, but too many options can muddle my brain. After the house sale fell through, I started praying, "God, you know what's best for me." I promise that is not a cop-out prayer. When life is so confusing it might be better to pray for God to show his love and mercy, rather than praying for life to go a certain way.