Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Road Ahead

The fog obscures the road ahead of me as I drive to campus this morning.  Even this familiar route, one that I travel daily, seems unfamiliar.  I only can discern what's immediately ahead: the tail lights from the car directly in front of me, the traffic signal just a moment before I pass underneath.

I'm able to reach my destination this way, but it's not as comfortable as when there's a spacious view of the open road.  I tread cautiously.  I pay more attention to every turn, every straightaway, every moment.

Sometimes our routes are obscured not only on the road, but also in life.  We all have moments when we don't know how to proceed, moments when we can't see the end from the beginning, moments when we can only glimpse an inch ahead.  During these moments, we have to trust that our paths will be illuminated, even if that illumination is only enough to see the singular step that we must take next, no more.

I remember the wisdom of Psalm 119:105, stating that God's word is a lamp for our feet, a light on our path. 

If you're feeling engulfed by fog right now, remember that we'll never be left in the dark when we ask for direction.

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8 comments:

  1. I love these devotionals from you. Thank you.

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  2. Lovely and so apropos today! It is foggy here to, both outside and in my mind. As we discussed, I am still struggling will blogging goals, etc. This is the perfect reminder that I just need to ask for direction and have a little faith! :-)

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  3. Wonderful Robin! I really needed to hear this today. So uplifting and an important reminder.


    Wishing you a blessed day.
    xoxo

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  4. Have you ever heard "Thy Word" by Amy Grant? It's based on that Psalm, and with some variations, the youth at our church have sung it on Christmas Eve for years.

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  5. I sure have heard that song, Ginny! It's quite comforting, don't you think?

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  6. As you know, I'm praying for you, Lisa. Mostly that you'll experience peace and clarity, knowing how to proceed. (And always know that your worth is SO much more than your and narrow metrics -- like blog stats -- will ever reveal!)

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  7. And I love your simple, timely encouragement. Thank YOU!

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