January 6, 2015

Crooked Paths

Only God can make our crooked paths straight.

In our own human frailty, we often make mistakes and our heavenly Father will lovingly smooth them out or correct them. He redeems our mistakes and our failings can be a place of growing and learning. 

We are often frustrated, but in God’s sovereignty, we will find that He uses all the twists and turns we experience to build our faith and teach us life lessons that will help us down the road, and with our valuable lessons learned, we can help others as they also navigate their paths through life.

He doesn’t expect perfection from us, but He does want our yielded heart, and He wants our faith and trust placed solely in Him. He will ultimately lead us where we are supposed to go, even when the journey often takes us down some crooked paths along the way.

Psalm 25:4-5
Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation;
On You I wait all the day.

Stumble and Fall 

Why do I stumble and fall? Why does He pick me back up?
Why do I falter and can’t find my way? Why is He patient with me?

Why do I follow the fork in the road when He wants me to go straight ahead
Why do I stop when I hear Him say yes? Why is He patient with me?

Why do I ask what I already know? Why do I question His ways?
Yet, He’s always kind and merciful and He’s always so patient with me!