Genesis 11:1-12:20 / Matthew 5:1-26 / Psalm 5:1-12 / Proverbs 1:24-28

Standout verse:
Psalm 5:8“Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way straight before my face.”

David is asking for the Lord to guide him and direct his path – a very worthy prayer!  As Christians, we pray this kind of thing quite often, “Lord, show me what to do”, “help me figure this out”, or, “I need You to make this clear”.  God, in His loving kindness, helps us out time and time again and takes our hand as we tip toe on wobbly feet through life’s circumstances.I’d walked on wobbly feet most of my Christian life, until one day, I was reading Psalm 18:32-33, “It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.  He makes my feet like the feet of a deer and sets me on high places.” – a great word picture!  ‘High places’ are the rocky mountain cliffs that make up the rugged terrain of the Middle East; the picture of a deer navigating its twists and turns with a confident assurance encourages me to walk through the challenges of my own circumstances in the same strong and steady way.  Even in the difficult and rocky stages of our lives - when we are in a passionate, living relationship with our God - He will give us the ability to walk through those times peacefully and sure-footed as we ask Him to direct our paths and lead us in the way He wants us to go.  When we are consistent in our relationship with the Lord, our shaky, wobbly legs will begin to be strengthened, and our steps will become steady, confident and peaceful.  God’s plans for us are anything but uncertain.  All He asks is that we pursue Him and seek Him as He graciously leads us in the specific plans and purposes He has created us for.

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