“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5.
“I (Jesus) am the way, the truth, and the life.” John 14:6.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.
I started writing this post on a gorgeous, peaceful day at West Branch State Park over Labor Day weekend. I could easily continue to beat myself up over the fact that I didn’t get it posted then. OR I can look at it from a different perspective. I didn’t know the challenges I would face between then and now. I didn’t know the challenges my loved ones would face since that peaceful day. I am now in a better position to bring this post to completion and hopefully make a difference in someone’s life.
Jesus said in this world we would have trouble. Sometimes the trouble seems so huge, so unbearable, so hopeless, that all we see are the obstacles, the problems, the mistakes. We see no way out.
But as Dr. Dave Collings said in his amazing, life-changing sermon yesterday at Christ Church Columbia Station campus, we are never too far lost that the Good Shepherd cannot find us.
If you are in a difficult situation right now, if all you can see are the problems, the obstacles, the mistakes, the disappointments, the fear … Jesus sees you. He sees you right where you are. He loves you no matter what. He knows how to bring you back to his flock. There IS a way out. You just need to follow him, one step at a time.