A Light Unto My Path

Today’s readings offer to us one from the book of Psalms, a passage that I think is so important for us to understand when it comes to walking daily by faith and trusting God.

This reading comes from Psalm 119:105-106.  Listen to what it says:

105 Your word is a lantern to my feet*
and a light upon my path.
106 I have sworn and am determined*
to keep your righteous judgments.

2014-05-10_03_05_07_fog_along_a_path_near_foran_hall_on_the_cook-douglass_campus_of_rutgers_universityI love this passage.  It tells us that God’s word is a lantern (or as many of us know, a lamp) to our feet and a light unto our path. Those words are so comforting.  They tell us that God will light the way for us to go and for us to move.

When we are unsure, God’s light will shine for us!

But, when you read this passage, here’s the thing.  How much light do lanterns provide?  Not much.  Just enough for that next step.  And then the next step.  And then the next step.

That’s how it works with faith. God doesn’t always show us where He wants us to be 10 steps from now.  He just gives us enough light for the next step.  And the next step.  And the next step.

And you know what? We’ll be exactly where He wants us to be, 10 steps from now.

Today, trust.  Follow that light.  Take that next right step.  God will lead you.  His Word will guide you.  Follow it. Trust it.  Take that next step.  And next step.

You faithful next step will lead you to where He wants you to be. Even if you don’t know where that it, He does.   Trust His light and leading. Take that next right step.

And you will be exactly where He needs you to be.  His word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.  May we follow that light with all that we are!  And in doing that, may we find ourselves exactly where we need to be!

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