Sometimes we find ourselves without direction. We may look to the left or the right and still not know a clear direction to go. What path should we take? In our struggles to make sense of everything we forget that the Lord is not the author of confusion. If we will trust him, he will help us. He will lead us to peace. I know that life doesn’t always go as planned, and in times of trouble the Lord promises to be with us.
The song goes that we should Rejoice for the steps of a righteous man are ordered by God. In the time of trouble, God will uphold him, God will sustain him, God will preserve him. In the time of trouble, God will lift him up, so rejoice your steps are ordered of God.
Wait, what if the steps lead me into some troubled waters? Even those steps are ordered? Yes, and the reason is that God is now, and will forever be, in control. He is the master of our soul. He knows what it will take to prepare us for the opposition that we may need to face down the road on our journey.
I can’t tell you how many times that the Lord has reminded me about situations that he delivered me from. If he did it once, he will do it again, and again. You can have confidence in the Lord to work out his plan for your life with precision and masterful skill. I know that my redeemer liveth.
It doesn’t mean that every time a situation appears, that we will know exactly what to do to overcome it. But, every time that you find a way to victory in the circumstances beyond your control, the Lord gives you more confidence and that, coupled with faith in God, works miracles that we can not always comprehend.
Don’t stop moving forward; the way will unfold as you step out in faith and trust God. We ask for your will Lord. Help us not to ask selfishly, but to genuinely care about the plans that you have for us. I believe that you will guide me into all truth. Even when I don’t understand what is in your plan for me.
In this week’s Lattereign we are reminded that no matter what we do, it can’t separate us from the Love of God.