Getting lost is something that comes naturally to me. At times I feel as though I was born with no sense of direction or the ability to use a compass.
Once, while driving my sons to a birthday party, they could sense I didn’t know where I was going. As I stared at the slip of paper in my hand that contained an address, I had a blank look on my face as I looked from side to side not knowing which way to turn. I was at a four-way stop sign, not knowing what to do next. My youngest son said, “Are we lost yet, Dad?” He knew if I wasn’t, I soon would be. His confidence in me was inspiring!
Fortunately, a police officer on a motorcycle saw me looking at the piece of paper and offered to help me. With compassion he asked, “May I help you, Sir?” Of course, I said, “Please,” and with a great sigh of relief gave him the address of the party. He gave me careful and complete instructions. Then, looking at me and realizing I had no idea what he was talking about, said with great compassion, “Never mind. Follow me, I’ll get you there.”
And it worked. In a few moments I looked at the name and address on the mailbox and knew that I had arrived at my destination safely.
In the maze of life with its constant confusion and complex choices we often need help. David said, “I cling to You; Your right hand upholds me.” Jesus, realizing our lost condition said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. Follow me.”
God keeps those safe who look to Him for His directions.
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for the directions we find in Your Word that provide us a map for life’s journey. May we follow You always and be secure in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely. Psalm 63:8
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