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Imagine what it’s like to walk through a forest after dark. Even if you have a small flashlight, you have to keep the beam of light fairly focused on the path in front of you. While you’re likely to hear dozens of forest creatures, you’re not able to see the rest of the surrounding forest. You may have a vague idea as to how thick the forest is on either side of you, but for the most part all you can see is the small path in front of you. You want to see more, but there isn’t enough light to do so. Still, you’re able to continually take steps in the right direction because you can see the path.
Psalm 119:105 (NIV) reads:
Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.
You, like everybody else, likely want to see the bigger picture around you. You want to see the entire forest, not just the path in front of you. You want to know when the path will turn to the right or left, and when it may go uphill or down. But God is inviting you to simply stay on the path, and trust Him at His word that He will continually reveal the next step.
READING & JOURNALING:
Do you ever find yourself straying off the path God has placed in front of you, desiring to see more, or to forge your own path?
How would your life be different if you simply allowed God and His Word to be the light for your path?
Heavenly Father, I’m regularly reminded that life is not like a football field that is well-lit after dark. Instead, it’s like a dark forest with a narrowly lit path to take. While I may want to see more, You continue to lead me on the best path. May I rest today in You and Your Word in order to see the next step to take in every situation I face. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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