Monday September 24, 2012
"In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths." -Proverbs 3: 6
We all feel alone at times. Even Jesus felt alone on the cross. Do you remember what he said when he was dying on the cross? "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" Why have you forgotten me, left me alone? But in the end, when it was done, he says, "Into Your hands, oh Father, I commend my spirit." So, even when he felt alone, when he had that feeling, the emotions of being alone, he knew deep down inside, in his heart and mind, that God's love in the end would win.
There's this mystery, right? Why do these bad things happen? And I just don't have a good answer. Someday, when we've gone further in life, we may look back and be able to say, yes, I understand. But what Believer living means is this: I'm stuck in a fog, I'm in this forest, I've been lost, and I don't know where to go. Every direction I go, I'm still lost and there are just more trees, more fog, and more darkness. Then all you see is a hand reaching into this fog and it is the hand of the Father. Being a Believer is like this, taking that hand, and letting that hand guide you.
You don't know where it will lead you. You don't know why it keeps dragging you through thorns and over rocks, and why these difficult things happen, but you hold firmly onto the divine hand of grace, and know that in the end this hand will lead you out of the woods. Being a believer is trusting in God's best and that His hand will always be there, leading the way.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for showing me the way. You lead me in the direction that I should go, and I so appreciate your loving guidance. When I feel alone, I know you are there. Amen.