Bread for the Journey


Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek His will in all you do and
He will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3: 5,6 (The New Living Translation)


I am sure these verses are familiar and a favorite for many of you as well.
I used this passage when I got baptized many years ago,
and still find great comfort in those words, but also challenging at the sametime. 
As I look at the picture I see a path I have never been down before
and I can't help but wonder what unknowns await me as I walk down it. In many ways it is just like the paths we choose in life. We don't know what lies ahead.  
Regardless of what awaits me, I need to completely rely upon God's wisdom, truth, goodness, grace and power for direction to help navigate that path. 
 I still lean too much on my own understanding more often than I care to admit to myself which leads to confusion and self doubt. I can't possibly navigate through life on my own strength and power. I have tried that and it leaves me feeling weak and at times barely able to stay afloat. I am still learning after all these years of being a Christ follower to actively seek His will in my life. That is a daily choice I must make.
Isn't it is just better to do that from the start, to follow His wise counsel through scripture and prayer believing He is able to to what is best for me?

Lord, create in me a heart that desires you more than it desires my own 
selfish understanding of things. May I always seek you in 
all I do to glorify only you and not myself.  Amen

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for this wonderful reminder from God's word! This is one of my favorite verses. God Bless You!

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  2. Such a beautiful heart felt written post Charlotte. I'm making this my prayer today. One of my favourite verses too. May I not only know the words...but live them.

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  3. Proverbs 3:5,6 have been my favorite verses. I appreciated your post very much and found it very comforting and also challenging. Thanks

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  4. thank you so much for this-we are going through a living nighmare with our daughter's divorce
    I constantly need to see that God sees all and that this nightmare will end. Walking by faith and not by sight is not easy-I have been a Christian for a very long time and still it is difficult

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  5. Comforting and challenging - yes! Beautifully written Charlotte.

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  6. This was very helpful to me today. Thank you.

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