April 26, 2018

Day 5: Which Way Should I Go?

Have you ever been faced with a tough decision?

I don’t mean the kind of decision about which dress to wear. I mean a really complex, potentially life-altering decision. The kind where you can see multiple pros and cons in each scenario.

It can be a major ordeal trying to decide which direction to go. Right or left? North or south? Find a new job or stay at the current one? Fight to save the marriage or leave? Mend a friendship or walk away? Have surgery or try a different medication?

Psalm 119:59 says, “I thought about my ways, and turned my feet to Your testimonies.” (NKJV)

When we think about how we typically act or make a decision, the Psalmist says we should turn our feet to the Lord’s testimonies. Reflecting on the goodness of the Lord and how He has moved in our life in the past, can give us hope that he will direct our future.

“You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.” Psalm 139:3 NKJV

“…give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.” Proverbs 23:26 NKJV

Time and time again, Scripture tells us we should turn our attention to the Sovereign One, the Great I Am.

Many times, that can feel easier said than done. During our moments of worrying and agonizing over a situation, it’s like we are saying, “But Lord, You don’t understand….”

I love His response.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV

A Quick Prayer

Heavenly Father, I surrender all of my thoughts and ways to You. I release preconceived ideas and notions about how You will provide and lead me in all areas of my life. I willingly choose to take up the shield of faith as my defense against the darts and tactics of the enemy. I wear the helmet of salvation to block the lies of the enemy from causing confusion.

Lord, please help me to rise above the noise of my own thoughts, worries and fears, and replace them with Your Truth.

Let my final answer to the big question be, “I’m with Him.”

In Your Precious and Holy name I pray and give thanks, Amen.

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