Did you wake this morning feeling lost or confused? Perhaps this week you must make a decision regarding your job. You’re unhappy at work and are considering leaving but you’re just not sure that’s the right thing to do or the right time with unemployment so high. Maybe it’s not a job you are considering leaving, perhaps it’s your spouse. The spark just keeps getting dimmer and your neighbor’s smile keeps getting brighter. Is there an ethical dilemma that you are mulling over? All of us, at one time or another, face these crossroad decisions. I am reminded of the opening lines of one of Robert Frost’s poems, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and sorry I could not travel both.” Don’t we often wish we didn’t have to choose? Or we wish someone else would tell us what to do?
If you are seeking guidance, here are a few scriptures to you to ponder:
“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).
“Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:6 NLT).
“I will never fail you. I will never forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5 NLT).
God loves you and always desires the best for you. Recall the parable of the lost sheep in Matthew 18; the shepherd left the 90 and 9 and went after the stray and rejoices when he finds it. Make time this week to read Ezekiel 34:11-16. I love and find great comfort in these verses, “I will seek my lost ones…bring them safely home…I will put splints and bandages upon their broken limbs and heal the sick.” Friends, God will faithfully guide you and direct your steps. He is trying to communicate “the way” to you. Trust the “still small voice” within. God may lead you “on the one less traveled and that will make all the difference.”
Prayer: Lead me, Lord, I will follow. Speak a little louder that I may hear.
Stumbling along the path, Linda