Thus says the LORD:
“Stand in the ways and see,
And ask for the old paths,
where the good way is,
And walk in it;
Then you will find rest for your souls.
But they said,
‘We will not walk in it.’
LORD Jesus, we praise You for Your mighty works that You have done and the ones You are about to do. Help us to be courageous and to stand up for Your Word. Guide us in our talk and our walk as we seek to bring honor and glory to You. Enable us to be bold as lions when it comes to choosing between right and wrong, between Your way and the way of man. Protect our hearts from pride and guard our tongues so that our lives are a good and pleasing testimony for the goodness of God. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.
Whatever trial you are facing this day know that there is a reason why God has allowed this into your life and that He remains fully in control of the situation. Remember, most of all, that you are not alone in this! He is right there with you.
We are more than willing to walk on good pathways that are smooth and without any hinderances. What if they become narrow along the way? How about the ones with bends at which we cannot see what lies ahead? What will we do when there are hinderances in the way? Do we continue and press on? How are we doing then? Usually we don’t want to walk the hard walks, do we?
Had anyone asked me at the beginning of this year if I would be ready to face such a hardship I would have said: “No!” I’m sure I would have asked to postpone it — forever. It has become a sobering reality of life, though.
The last few days were tough. I was overwhelmed by the many highs and lows. It was nearly impossible to stay in control of my feelings. I had to come up with something — so I wouldn’t go crazy, so that I wouldn’t give up on life itself, so that I could find rest for my soul.
While going through something like this you, too, have to bring down the rollercoaster ride of emotions. Your ups and highs need to be on a more or less constant level. What you want to avoid is the very highs and very lows. How? I’ll tell you more about that in tomorrow’s post.
Today I want you to go and take some time out. Sit down and read Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and of good courage;
do not be afraid,
nor be dismayed,
for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Remember and dwell on the thought that the LORD is with you wherever you are and whatever you are facing in life.
God is with you wherever you go.