The Way

"For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish." - Psalm 1:6

Have you ever been looking for a particular place and gotten really lost? What did you do? Did you stop and ask for directions? Did you pull out your map and retrace your steps? How did you feel being that lost?

Many of us have experienced being completely lost and the feeling is unnerving. There is a panic that comes over you when you realize you don't know where you are. I can remember feeling that way as a child once. It scared me. I believe that to this day, one of the reasons I am so fascinated with maps is because of the fear I felt when I was lost.

One of the things I enjoy most about our Father is that since I started following Him, I am never lost. Sometimes I may not know where I am going, but I am never truly lost. The Lord promises to always direct our paths and guide us, even if we don't know where we are going.

The Psalmist here promises that the Lord knows our path. He knows where we are on it and how much longer it will take to get to where we are going. Our Father knows the way. I know there are times in my life where I'd like for Him to give me more information about our journey together, but I have found that to be unwise. Wisdom is simply trusting him to guide me down his paths.

When it comes right down to it, there are really only two paths. I'm either following the Lord and where he leads me or I'm taking my own way. The Psalmist reminds us that if we take our own way, it will only lead to death. Our endeavor should forever be to follow Him.

Prayer - Father, thank you for knowing my path. Forgive me for trying to figure out my own way apart from you. Help me to have faith for this journey and to walk with you on it. Increase my faith to trust your guidance and to believe your words today. Amen.

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