Finding The Way

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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Psalm 48:14 – For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. (NIV)

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (NIV)

After attending a gathering in a remote area on the other side of the city from where I live, it was time for me to drive home. I was alone, and it was late at night. I was in an unfamiliar area. Following a sign that directed me toward the freeway entrance, I was soon travelling quickly. It was a relief to think that I was headed home. Then, a sudden, alarming thought flooded my mind as I realized that I was headed in the opposite direction to what I needed to be going! I had been disoriented and had chosen the wrong highway entrance that headed me north instead of south. It seemed wise to take the very next exit ramp to get turned around. However, it took me to a very unfamiliar area with no signs to guide me, and there was no obvious way to get back onto the highway. Lost and confused, I pulled over and asked the Lord to show me the way home. Soon, I saw a sign for a street name that I recognized, which would eventually bring me back to the other side of town, although it would take more time. I felt confident that if I stayed on this known road, it would lead me home. This experience has stayed with me, reminding me to ask for God's guidance daily in my life and for faith always to trust Him.

Today, we have GPS tools and phone apps to help us to plan our road trips. They can help as long as they have power. But in our daily-life journeys of decisions and relationships, we need an all-powerful, everlasting, and reliable Guide. Without assistance to find our way, we may wander and waste precious time in our lives.

Let us trust our Guide, our Good Shepherd, to give us direction, to keep us from wandering, and to lead us through every situation. We've been given God's Word to be our travel guide and road atlas. I'm reminded of some phrases from a 1984 hymn based on Psalm 119:105.

    Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
    And a light unto my path
    When I feel afraid
    Think I've lost my way
    Still you're there right beside me
    Nothing will I fear
    As long as you are near
    Please be near me to the end
    I will not forget
    Your love for me and yet
    Jesus be my guide
    Hold me to your side
    And I will love you to the end
           – Amy Grant

Prayer: Thank You, our loving Lord, for being the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and for Your holy Word to light our way as we go through life. Help us always to seek Your guidance and to follow Your leading day by day. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    WELL DONE, Sister!!

    Thank you for sharing this encouraging devotional with us.

    Morning, Sharon,
    Being lost at night in scary! Thank you for “showing us the way.”

    What a sweet image you gave! That child will go far!
    Thanks for this delightful thought,
    (BC Canada)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Your devotion took me to several times of disorientation in my vehicle at night. The aloneness that comes with disorientation in unfamiliar places is the best motivator for seeking God to show us the way. We are blessed.

    Thank you, Sharon, for your input to a good devotion.
    I enjoyed it.
    Yes, it’s always right to remember to ask God for guidance when we are lost in our ways.

    Dear Sharon,
    Thank you for sharing your devotional with me!!
    Loved it, as so frequently through the day I find myself calling out to my Heavenly Father for help, guidance when needing clarity on which way to go.
    Continue using this gift for His glory and honor.

    Sharon, what a great devotional today! I sure knew the anxiety you spoke of when being disoriented and losing your way. What a wonderful reminder that:
    “in our daily-life journeys of decisions and relationships, we need an all-powerful, everlasting, and reliable Guide”.
    Blessings to you and peace.

    Hello Sharon,
    Many thanks for this devotional that really highlights the care our loving Lord is ever ready to give us. Whenever we call on Him, He is ever ready to guide us and carry us through life circumstances and totally deserves our gratitude and praise.
    Blessings for your writings.

    Dear Sharon,
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful example of staying calm and asking God for help in all that we do. It is amazing how the help comes when we are paying attention. The hymn by Amy Grant is so appropriate and songs help us to remember what steps to take. May you always remember to ask for a follow God’s advice. Blessings.

    Thanks Sharon
    Many years ago, when our children were camp age, we had just returned (almost penniless!) from 5 years of mission work.
    Our oldest boy was given a “scholarship” to a Christian camp which helped him become the person he is today.

    Dear Sharon,
    I liked your story about getting turned around on the freeway. I’m prone to that kind of situation, too. God is so gracious to help us in these mundane happenings. Now I usually pray before I drive, to minimize the incidents. I love Amy Grant’s song, too. Also, from back in the day.

    Today God led me to your devotion. I have lost my way so many times and God always pulled me back to the right direction never leaving or forsaking me. He truly looks after us. Am always thanking Him for His love and I want to thank you for your devotion. May God continue to give you the strength and happiness always.

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