Redirection

June 16, 2021
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Psalm 25:5 – Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (NIV)

Especially when I'm travelling to a distant or new place, I love using my GPS (Satnav in the UK). It takes the worry out of reaching my destination and has made driving so much easier. I trust the satellite system to be accurate, and it has failed me only a couple of times. I rely on it to be updated, and I will continue to use it, whether it's to get me around the city or across the country.

In very much the same way, but with much more faith, I place my life into God's hands. The ultimate destination is a new and distant place: heaven. I can get there only by following God's directions, which are mapped out for me in the Bible. There are times when I get lost, or take a shortcut, or even ignore God's guidance. During those moments, I need to return to God, ask for forgiveness, and allow Him to recalculate my direction. Thankfully, God's grace through Christ permits me to get back on His path again, so that I can once more travel heavenward.

Perhaps you feel lost or have taken a wrong path. Maybe you feel a gap between you and God and don't know where to go with life or what to do. Come to God in prayer and just ask for His guidance. He'll put you back on the right road, and once more, you can find hope in Him all day long — and all life long.

Questions: Where am I headed in life? Am I willing to let God recalculate my direction?

Prayer: Lord Jesus, be our Guide today, and reset our tracks on the right road that leads to heaven. Grant us the guidance that we need, and reassure us of Your love. In Your holy name, we pray. Amen.

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John Stuart <traqair@aol.com>
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thanks for sharing, John.


    Thanks, John. You always have a wise word.


    Thanks, John, for a beautiful and inspiring devotional.


    Thank you for all your encouraging devotionals .God bless.


    Thank you for the lovely meditation and heartwarming prayer.


    Good message John (as yours always are). Thank you.
    Blessings.


    Good morning John
    I too am thankful God has a recalculating button when I get off track.
    God bless.


    Once again, I begin to read a devotional that speaks to me, and I know I will see John’s name at the bottom.
    You are a wonderful inspirational writer, John.
    Blessings.


    Good morning John,
    You are so right that we all need redirection at times in our lives. God is there to help us when we reach out. Thank you for the reminder using something that we rely on often to get us to new places. May you stay on the right path with God’s help.


    Hello John,
    Many thanks for another of your inspiring and most meaningful devotionals. Yes, following the guidance the Lord has for us is the most beneficial route to go in our daily lives. The greatest reward awaits us! Blessings for these devotionals you write. Enjoy a wonderful day.


    Good morning John,
    Thank you for your devotional this morning. These GPS devices are wonderful aren’t they. But you HAVE to listen to them. I used this example in a children’s story on occasion and I called the Bible “God’s Positioning System.”
    Thank you for writing.


    Yesterday, we had a “recalculate” message, with the news that our son has a tumor which must be removed. The operation has other possible effects. We are trusting that God knows the way, and will show us, as well as our whole family, the path.
    Thanks for these encouraging words, at just the right time!
    (BC)


    Very good analogy and application, John. Thanks, and may God bless you.


    Yes indeed, John, we’re so very blessed. Thanks for the reminder. Blessings.

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