Earlier this week as I was reading scripture for my quiet time, one verse really jumped out at me. Psalm 77:19 says,
Your road led through the sea,
your pathway through the mighty waters—
a pathway no one knew was there!
There’s always a quickening of my spirit whenever the Lord uses the Word to speak to me, so I had to stop and think on it a moment. What was it about this verse that caused me to stop? I had to look at the context of the scripture and look at it in context of my own life.
This particular Psalm is written by Asaph and it's all about comfort during troubled times and remembering how God came through for His people. I felt as if the Lord was reminding me that His path is rarely ever the easiest path. In fact, they almost always are ones we would not choose, and often in a place where we might not see a path. There was something very encouraging about that thought. It was a simple reminder to me that God can make a way where my eyes can see no way.
I'm not going through a particularly troubled time. In fact, this is a rather quiet season in comparison to recent months. But, the path to this point has been rough at times and when I look ahead, I do often feel as if the way is obscured or insurmountable.
It takes me back to just trusting that God does have a plan for my life and He will accomplish what He wants to accomplish in me and through me. Life won't always be easy. In fact, God rarely does the predictable. If the waters need to part so that I can walk on dry land--God will do that. If He needs to divert my path to go around the mountain instead of over it--God will do it.
Ahhh, if only I had that pillar of fire by night and the cloud to guide me by day! (see Exodus 13:21-22)
What do you need to trust God to do this week?