Is God Guiding You On a “Straight” Path or a “Directed” Path?

August 19, 2020

What does your path look like?

“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge him in all of your ways and he will direct your path.” –Proverbs 3:5-6

This past week I had the opportunity to share with others how God has been working in my life through this Bible verse. I used to recite the version that ends. ” . . . and he will make your path straight.” And then one day I started hearing and reading it with the words above. 

” . . .[mine] is full of twists and turns, ups and downs . . .”

–Wendy grasz

It got me to thinking…a straight path or one that is directed? 

I think the Lord is directing me on the path planned for me. It is not a straight line where I can anticipate and see most everything coming at me and down the way.  Instead it is full of twists and turns, ups and downs, rocky paths, slippery spots and yes, some smooth sailing too. And all through that, Jesus is with me, leading the way and often nudging me along.

The pandemic path is certainly not straight

The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly not been a straight path.  Thankfully, I trust in the Lord and know the path I am on is directed by faith. A faith I am blessed to share with others.

It is good to talk with others about how God is at work in our lives. At the same time that I shared about this verse, I had the honor of hearing how God is at work in the lives of others too. Their sharing was inspiring to me and gave me a boost of energy I needed because of the examples of how present God is to them.

May today be one where you feel Jesus beside you, directing you along the way, and may you see God at work in others around you. Amen.

Wendy Grasz, Spiritual Director

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