We sometimes allow people, emotions, or events to block our way from following the path God wants. One of the best ways to keep that from happening is to stay in His Word daily. Let’s do it!
Eternal Perspectives by Sally Bair
On the road
Traveling the highways and byways can be dangerous. One day a deer ran into my car. Another time, my sister met a moose while walking on a northern trail. Once, traffic was halted on a busy highway while a Canada goose led her large family of yellow, fluff ball goslings across.
We face obstacles while traveling God’s path, too. If we’re speeding, trying to do too much at once, we may crash against a wall of anxiety, disappointment or frustration. And trail distractions can bring guilt, hopelessness or anger. Events not of our doing, such as a family death, natural disaster or a criminal act, can rock our world like an earthquake.
On our travels through life, sometimes it seems prudent to hide from our obstacles, as my sister did with the moose. Yet we can’t stay hidden forever. And we need to choose our hiding place. God provides shelter from any problem we face. “He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge.” (Psalm 91:4) And Psalm 32:7 says: “You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.”
We also need to plan ahead for sudden obstacles and temptations. The Bible offers a way to overcome them. “Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:12-13)
Lord, thank You for providing us with a way of escape. As we travel Your Kingdom road, give us strength to overcome all obstacles that hinder us from following. In Jesus’ name, amen.