“Lead me in the right path, O Lord, or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow.” Psalm 5:8
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.” Psalm 37:23
I used to look back over my life and see all the mistakes, the wrong turns, the chaos, the pain received and given. But over the years, I’ve learned that God never makes mistakes. There are no wrong turns with Him and that he turns what looks like chaos, into order. When I change my focus, things look differently.
Instead of focusing on the wrong side of things, I decided to look at the right side of it. My thoughts became, “If I hadn’t experienced that, I would never have turned to You! If I hadn’t taken that job, I wouldn’t have met and made a life long friend. If I hadn’t been hurt so badly, I wouldn’t have experienced your deep healing.”
Sometimes the most simple shift can put everything in perspective. It may not have been fun going through it, but I made it! The pain was intense and seemed to last forever, but when I cried out to the Lord, in due time, He restored my body and I can walk with no pain. He’s just so good, all I have to do is look for His goodness, focus on it and rejoice over it.
How good are Your ways, Lord. To trust in you every step of the way is the only safe path. I desire Your hand, not because of the gifts You have, but because of the blessing You evoke on my life. I am content to rest in You.
I am Yours Forever,