Friday, June 24, 2011

The Path

"Your road led through the sea,
Your pathway throught the mighty waters -
a pathway no one knew was there."
Psalm 77:19 NLT

The part that grabbed me about this is that
God already had a path in place
for the Israelites before they ever got to the Red Sea.
(If you're not familiar with this story,
check it out in Exodus chapters14 and 15.)

He does the same for us.
He will not keep His path a secret from us.
He will show it to us at the right time.
The waters may be up to our neck,
But He already has a path in place!

Psalm 16:11 NKJV says,
"You will show me the path of life:
in Your presence is fullness of joy."

This week has been a challenging week to me emotionally.
I need the reassurance
that God already has a path in place
 for me and for my family,
...even if it doesn't feel like it,
or if I can't see it right away.

Psalm 23 reaffirms that thought,
especially verse 3 which states that
our Good Shepherd guides us in the right paths.

We may feel like Job who experienced
problems and challenges gallore;
but no matter what, we can know
that God "knows the way that I take."
He already has a path in place!

Thanks to Charlotte and Ginger for allowing me
to link with their inspirational posts
at Spiritual Sundays!


Alice said...

I think your post is wonderful, and good for me, too. I'm glad He has a path planned for me, too. Continue praying for me to be on it, and not wander off it! Love you, sis,

Whidbey Woman said...

Keep trusting in Him. Happy Spiritual Sunday!

Pain to Purpose said...

I have been praying for my prodigal husband for some time, knowing that God has told me that he's coming home. I have an index card on my desk front and center that says: For I am about to do a brand new thing. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness for my people to come home. Isaiah 43:18-19 I would really love to see that pathway with my natural eyes, but it has not yet been revealed. But, I know it's there! The Word of God says so! Thanks for the encouraging post!

Crystal Mary said...

Hi Esther, it is so reassuring that God has that path mapped out for us. And He keeps our feet firmly planted on it when we trust in Him. Yes I have read about that path through the Red Sea that it was only in a certain place that they could safely cross.God is interested and cares to make sure, we walk a safe path.
Blessings Crystal

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I think about this often. When I'm not to sure how things will turn out with work or other things in my life, I know that no matter what it's God path for me.
God Bless,

Pamela said...

And with that path God promised, "I will go before you and make the crooked places straight." I'm thankful to be on God's path!

With joy,

Alice said...

Say, Esther, the Our Daily Bread devotional for June 25 just was so good along this very line....and about recalculating if we wander from the path.

sarah said...

sometimes I wonder how things could possibly work out and then....but He has His amazing ways. Thanks for this encouraging post.

My daily walk in His grace! said...

Hi Esther Joy. I found your blog at Brag on God Fridays. I really enjoyed this post. Hope you don't mind but I have added myself as a follower of your blog. Looking forward to your next post.
God bless

Charlotte said...

How wonderful to know that God had a path for me before I was born. I do believe that. Thank you for sharing this encouraging post.

Vilisi@islandmusings said...

Hi Esther Joy.
I've stopped by your blog several times in the last three days or so, just to read this post over again. It speaks encouragement and comfort to my heart concerning where I'm at right now. Talk about a word in season! Thank you for posting this.

Reformed rebel said...

Hi Esther Joy,
I just found your blog when I was reading Vilisi's blog. It is very good. I like what you have to say and am following you.

After becoming a Christian I was so happy to find out that God does have a path for me...and plans too!! Thanks for the great post.

Blessings in Him...Chelle