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This Week We're Looking at Path
Many of us are ingrained from a young age that we need to know exactly what we want out of life. From middle school, I was going on college tours. I wanted to be a nurse and it was immediately accepted because that was a good thing that was going to make me “successful.”
By the time I was 16, I was in a career tech school pursuing a medical career. What nobody knew was that God had the man I was going to marry sitting two seats ahead of me in one of those classrooms. My medical career path took a detour about a year and a half after we got married when seven crying pounds of love was plopped on my chest. My life changed in an instant when everything I wanted was suddenly in my arms and life wasn’t just about us anymore.
The path we end up taking in life is a funny thing because we begin it thinking we know where we are going; when in reality, God is the only One who knows. Proverbs talks about the path we take like this:
“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” Proverbs 16:9
We are free to make plans for a certain way to walk through life, and even try to pursue them—but God is the One whose plan we will follow when we make pursuing a relationship with Him our daily goal.
We never know what’s coming. I read in a book called The Noticer that we are always either coming out of a crisis, in the midst of a crisis, or headed for a crisis. It’s unnerving to think we don’t know what’s coming until we grab hold of the truth and comfort in the promise that we know the One who does.
Psalm 16:11 says this,
“You make known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.”
The good news is we don’t have to have it all figured out when we abide in the shadow of the Almighty. He is our Rock, our fortress and our safe place when everything around us is crashing down.
When Jesus is our daily number one priority, He has promised to be with us in times of trouble, which unfortunately is going to happen as long as we live on Earth. The Bible doesn’t say we’ll never encounter trouble. It says,
“Many are the affiliations of the righteous, but the Lord delivers them out of them all." Psalm 34:19
We’re going to have rocky patches in this life—but our sweet Jesus gives us a promise of security found in Him through the hard times.
I love the reminder from Psalms:
"Your Word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:101
There is so much comfort in knowing that we don’t have to have it all figured out because He is the resurrection and the life. When we are unsure, all we have to do is rest in Him and let Him fight for us. All we have to do is be still (Exodus 14:14). His Word gives us grace, comfort, peace, rest, and promises of what is to come.
Give Jesus the reins today, and rest in the promise of rest.
Let Him lead you, renew your strength, and light your path. He has good things for you! Your life is just beginning.
Hannah is a Midwestern wife and mama of three. She has a passion for encouraging women to weave together personal growth with faith in God and live up to their full potential through His grace.
In her free time, Hannah likes painting, writing, baking, cooking, crafting, yoga, and date night with her sweet husband. She's a lover of things that feed the soul like music, sunshine, flowers, dark chocolate, coffee, travelling, laughing, adventures. She like to try new things, make memories, and spreading kindness!
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