Last week, I felt like I was swimming upstream and not accomplishing anything. So I prayed that God would help me, confessing to Him, that I did not know what to do to make things better. The things in my life were pulling me in all different directions. Family obligations, church responsibilities, and many interruptions that threatened to do me in. I had plans, dreams, and goals for my day, week, and life. I just wasn't able to accomplish any of them.
I went to the internet and typed in, "Lord, I don't know what to do." The following verse came up:
"Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me.
All day long put my hope in you" (Psalm 25:4-5)
By praying these words we show God that we humble ourselves before Him. We show Him that we want to be guided by His truth. The image of one who places their hope in the One who creates the right path to follow is reflected in these words.
When we read further we learn:
"The Lord is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray. He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way. The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenant and obey his demands" (Psalm 28:8-10)
This scripture tells me that if we humble ourselves and seek the Lord's will we are assured that God will show us the right path. If we go astray he will direct us back onto the path that He has chosen for us. If we obey Him we are blessed with His unfailing love and faithfulness.
When youi have those days like I have had, humble yourself and seek God's guidance. He will provide you with a peace that passes all understanding. Listen to His word and obey His voice.
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so the Christ's power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Grace and Blessings,
Rev. Linda L. Fuller
Thoughts and Reflections by Pastor Linda
Caseville United Methodist Church