Do you ever find yourself going the wrong way? I almost did recently. I had plans to attend a Bible study for the first time. I had Googled directions and they seemed simple enough. That afternoon I mentioned my plans to a family friend, and also mentioned the town I was heading to. As this was an area he is much more familiar with than I am, I also double-checked my directions with him. It was a good thing that I did, because I would have ended up totally lost. I had missed an important step on the Google directions. I thanked God that He had intervened and showed me the right way to go that evening.
This all made me think about how I feel in life. I am so afraid of going the “wrong” way. Making a wrong decision, turning right when I should have turned left. For some reason I act as though God is going to let me blindly stumble off a cliff. This is so far from the truth! If God can make sure I don’t drive the wrong way to Bible study, surely He can direct my path in life.
When I start to feel anxious, I try to remember all the ways God has led me in the past, all the times He has miraculously shown me the way to go. He has never left me, He has never forsaken me. I love that the Bible is full of verses about God leading us. I have included some below that have really encouraged me, I pray they will do the same for you.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
“This is what the Lord says: Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16
“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16