Devotional: ‘God Guides Our Path’   

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We live in a world filled with uncertainty. Whether it’s the economy, our health, or even the possibility of another world war, many are afraid of what might happen tomorrow. Yet God does not want His children to be afraid. We read from the book of Isaiah – “Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10) Over the next two weeks we are going to consider various verses of scripture that will help us feel secure when our future is uncertain. I pray that these studies will be a blessing to you.

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“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

One of the great truths we learn in scripture is that God guides our path. We read from the Bible, “Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the purpose of the LORD will prevail.” (Proverbs 19:21) We’re not in control; God is! We make our plans and sometimes our plans come to pass, but ultimately it is God who is steering the course of His creation. Therefore, we must do as our verse says, and trust in the Lord.

Consider these 4 truths found in this passage.

1) We must trust in the Lord with all of our heart. The word trust means that we must have confidence and be bold. We must stop worrying about our problems, and instead we must put our trust in the fact that God is with us and that He cares.

2) We must stop relying upon our own wisdom and understanding. Someone has said that worry is our attempt to solve our problems. Oftentimes we try to solve our problems, but we can’t. Sometimes we do not know what should be done and even if we do, we do not possess the power to get it done. But God does and therefore, we must trust in Him.

3) We must take into consideration God’s divine purpose and power in every situation. Instead of focusing upon the waves, we must focus upon the One who controls the waves. Instead of always asking “Why is this happening to me?”, we must learn to ask “What do You want me to learn?”

4) We must wait for God to guide us.I leave you with these verses from Isaiah – “Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:30-31)

God bless you my brethren.

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