Wednesday, May 6, 2009

In His Word Wednesday

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

These verses are my favorite. Another way to translate the end of the last verse is direct your paths. There is such comfort to know that if we just trust in Him, he will show us the way to go. There are times in life when we are faced with decisions that seem impossible to make. We may come to a crossroads and have no idea which road to take. We fret and worry. We lose sleep. We second guess ourselves. But, according to these verses, if we trust in God and acknowledge him he will show us the way to go.

When you're faced with one of those times our first inclination is to take care of things on our own. Instead, we need to step out in faith and trust God to direct our paths. We need to hand the reins over to him. When he directs our paths we may not end up where we planned. But, we can know that we are where he wants us! There is peace and comfort in that knowledge.

Sometimes he leads us down bumpy paths filled with the potholes of life. Sometimes he leads us down paths with twist and turns where we can't see where we are going next. Sometimes he leads us down hilly paths that are exciting. Sometimes he leads us down smooth paths where there is calm. If He is the one directing those paths, though, we can rest assured that we are in His will and that he will get us through. We just need to put one foot in front of the other and walk in faith. Let Him be the director of your won't be sorry.

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