Daily Lenten devotional 3.18.16

Day 38, Week 6:  God Directs (Path)

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Read:  Proverbs 3:5-6

Make no mistake—the Christian life is a difficult path.  God is not likely to send direct messages on which way to go.  Sometimes it’s hard to see the next step, much less the whole path.  This verse is a promise.  God will make your paths straight as you trust him, depend on him more than on yourself, and acknowledge him in all things.  Trust him—he is holy, all-powerful, transcendent, and sovereign over your life.  Depend on him—recognize your selfish tendencies and rely on him to lead you.  Acknowledge him—declare him as Lord over your past, present, and future, in all ways and in all things.  God will not remove all pain and difficulty from your path.  However, as you grow in faith, he will make your path straight instead of wayward.

Reflection:  

In what ways might God straighten your path as you trust in him?

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