Crossroads

Many of us over the years have found comfort in the verse Isaiah 40:31, “Those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.  They shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”  This verse doesn’t mean a literal waiting for the Lord to do something.  The word has a connotation of hope or trust.

We’ve all had crossroad moments in our lives.   A decision must be made.  Which way do we go?  Indecision can drain us as we weigh the pros and cons.  In what direction should we proceed?

I read an anecdote recently.  A young man was in his car.  He saw an older man sitting on a bench.  He pulls over and asks, “Do you know the way to the stadium?”  The older man answered that he was sorry but didn’t know the way. “That’s ok,” said the younger man.  “Can you tell me how to get to Stone Road?”  The older man answered again that he was sorry but didn’t know that either.  The younger man, rather sarcastically said, “You don’t know much, do you?”  The older man smiled and replied “I may not know a lot, but I’m not lost.”

In our spiritual worlds, we may not know on which path to go.  We may feel discombobulated, but in Christ we are not lost, because He always knows the paths we are to travel.  My father used to say, “If you don’t know what the Lord wants you to do, just sit before Him.  Let your hope and trust be in Him, knowing that in just the right time, He will say to you the words of Isaiah 30:21, “This is the way, now walk in it.”

You may feel lost and overwhelmed at times, but your Heavenly Father knows right where you are and what you are doing.  Choose to keep your eyes on Him.  He will reveal the way and then He will walk with you as you go.

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