Path Straightening

This morning I was deeply moved by the September 9 reading in the Jesus Calling devotional.  I just had to share it!  If you don’t already have this book, I highly recommend it.  It never fails that every day I read from it, I get exactly what I need for that day.  I have the hardcover book, but I also downloaded the iPhone app, so I have it with me wherever I am.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been able to turn around a day that was feeling rotten, simply because I took 5 minutes to read from Jesus Calling.

“WALK WITH ME along paths of trust. The most direct route between point A and point B on your life-journey is the path of unwavering trust in Me. When your faith falters, you choose a trail that meanders and takes you well out of your way. You will get to point B eventually, but you will have lost precious time and energy. As soon as you realize you have wandered from your trust-path, look to Me and whisper, “I trust You, Jesus.” This affirmation will help you get back on track.

‘The farther you roam along paths of unbelief, the harder it is to remember that I am with you. Anxious thoughts branch off in all directions, taking you farther and farther from awareness of My Presence. You need to voice your trust in Me frequently. This simple act of faith will keep you walking along straight paths with Me.Trust in Me with all your heart, and I will make your paths straight.”

Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.  ISAIAH 26 : 4

Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.  PSALM 9 : 10

Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.  PSALM 25 : 4 – 5

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  PROVERBS 3 : 5 – 6