“The LORD says, ‘I will guide you along the BEST pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you.'”
Psalm 32:8 (NLT)
Are you facing a major decision in your life? Do you feel overwhelmed and mentally exhausted with weighing all the pros and cons of each possible scenario? Is every thought interwoven with a thread of uncertainty?
Wouldn’t it be an incredible feeling to know with absolute certainty that you are moving in the right direction? Imagine the relief of not questioning each step you make, worried that you might be heading in a trajectory that is completely away from where you should be going with your life.
You can relax and rest in God’s promise to you: Your Heavenly Father will guide you along the BEST pathway for your life, and He will advise you and watch over you along the way. Here’s a simple prayer that you can pray to God right now: “Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you” Psalm 25:4-5 (NLT).
While you are listening for God’s answer, spend time alone with Him, free of distractions and away from your daily routine. Often His answer comes in a gentle whisper to your spirit, and the “noise” in your life can drown out His voice. Place all your hope in the One who has written every chapter of your life, the One who has your name inscribed on His palms, the One who knows the desires of your heart, and the One who knows the reason for which you were created.
Allow Him to show you the best pathway for your life and trust that He will watch over you every step of the way.
”Barricade the road that goes Nowhere;
grace me with your clear revelation.
I choose the true road to Somewhere,
I post your road signs at every curve and corner.
I grasp and cling to whatever you tell me;
God, don’t let me down!
I’ll run the course you lay out for me
if you’ll just show me how.”
Psalm 119: 29 – 32 (MSG)
Navigating your way along the roadway of life can seem like a confusing maze. Around every twist and turn there are unexpected surprises, giant potholes, and sometimes dead ends.
Most of us wouldn’t think of striking out on a long journey without first consulting a map or plugging the destination into our GPS. God’s Word is our roadmap for life. Seek His guidance along every step of your journey, and He promises to direct you on the “true road to Somewhere.” Post His road signs at every curve and corner, and cling to whatever He tells you. Trust Him to barricade any road that leads Nowhere and show you how to run the course He has laid out especially for your life.
As He graces you with His clear revelation and direction, take time to enjoy the majestic scenery on the road to your eternal destination!
“Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
Ps 119:105 (NIV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
Lean not to your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3: 5 – 6 (NIV)
Leaning implies placing your whole weight onto something or someone. You must totally trust in whatever or whomever you lean into. By leaning into the Lord for guidance and not into your own ideas, you are placing all your faith in Him. You are resting on Him and trusting in Him.
We sometimes feel like we are the only ones who know what is BEST for us. We feel like we can’t trust anyone – even God – to make important decisions. But God knows what is best for us and is a better judge of our needs than we are! He knows every intimate detail of our lives, and He knows our entire life story. He knows the perfect answer for our situation.
If you have an important decision to make, you should lean into the Lord for His guidance, wisdom and direction. Instead of asking everyone else BUT HIM, He should be the first one you turn to for help. Sometimes His answer will come through the wise counsel of others or through His Word.
Turn to your Heavenly Father for wisdom. Bring your decisions to Him in prayer, and use the Bible as your guide. Then follow God’s lead as He makes your path straight ahead of you. He will guide and protect you along the way. His way is always best! Lean into Him!