A QUANDARY is a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation. The word derives partly from the Latin quando or ‘when.’ To be perplexed means you are facing something so complicated that you feel completely baffled. It has the idea of being entangled or interwoven, as the gentleman above. I’m sure there are times when you’ve not felt completely confident about a choice or direction.
The mental and emotional weight of uncertainty can be excruciating. The
question of ‘when?’ while waiting even between two good choices is difficult. It would be easier to just quickly decide, but we want to make good decisions. Not knowing what to do in a situation can be a drain to your hope – your expectation of a good outcome…and hope is what faith is made of! In 2 Corinthians 4:7-10, Paul described enduring quandaries as a part of his life and ministry to bring the Gospel to the lost, challenge religious systems, and lead Christians to maturity.
God is after our utter dependence on Him in difficult and complicated situations. So rest! God has promised to instruct and teach you in the way you should go, to guide and counsel you with His eye upon you. (Psalm 32:8) We are never alone, nor without hope if we are willing to follow His leading and die to our own will, so that Christ’s life and desires might be displayed through us!
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