“God is my strong fortress, and he makes my way perfect.” 2 Samuel 22:33 NLT
Have you ever gotten lost? I mean, sure getting lost in a grocery store when you were five was pretty scary. I am more focused on the lost that is life threatening.
(This story is fiction, I made it up to start out our message): Here is a story about young couple who was driving down a narrow bridge on a cold December night. The woman was tired and hungry, as she kept turning around to check on their three month old baby. The man was driving, hands clenched white onto the steering wheel, doing his best to shield his emotions. The couple had been traveling for hours and home to them seemed no where insight. The woman offered for the man to stop and ask for directions, but the man insisted that they keep driving, for their gas tank was low. As thirty minutes went on, the woman was getting irritable. She started to raise her voice at the man and he yelled that he had things under control. As their argument increased, the slippery roads were getting close and the car swerved into a open path by a nearby woods and the car, along with the man, woman, and baby, flipped.
A very tragic story, but that is how our spiritual lives can be. We can organize maps, draw up a plan, and get out on the open road thinking we can do it on our own. We will always be lost if we don’t make ourselves understand that God is our guide. Notice how it says in the key verse: “He makes my way perfect.” What a hopeful statement! Yet…why do we not trust it? Why do we keep wanting to do it on our own? Why do we think human made paths are better than Heavenly paths?
God wants you to know that you don’t have to keep wandering off the road trying to figure out where to go. All you need to do is let go of control, surrender your heart, and have faith that He will lead you. His intentions aren’t to harm you or make a path less than what you want, He wants the very best for His child and to make sure you are well noursished and safe during your journey.
“The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalms 32:8 NLT