“Your word is a lamp to walk by, and a light to illumine my path.” Psalm 119:105, NET
Anytime we begin to see the need to let a dream drift away, we grieve. Our journey began with a shiny travel brochure vision. We made a plan, maybe even set an arrival date, and then jumped on board. We paddled along, waves rocked us, and we paddled harder and faster. We told ourselves that these are the storms of life.
The storms of life do come and often standing firm is what we need to do. But, sometimes, just sometimes, the storms come to displace us.
As the eyes of our heart become wide awake to this knowledge, we look longingly at what we thought was our path. We stand on the grassy, rocky ground and wonder why we don’t get to finish the journey in the predictable way.
If we allow it, the tears over this realization will water the new ground. If we are willing, we can look excitedly at the road before us.
Life is filled with trails that intersect one another. Remember,
There is more than one way to get to where we are supposed to be.
Dear God, shine the light on the path we are to walk. Illuminate our way. Lovingly divert us when we take a turn that is not the best route. We put our trust in You.
Linking with…Suzie Eller at #livefree Thursday, Kelly Balarie at Purposeful Faith, Holly Barrett at Testimony Tuesday , Crystal Storms at Intentional Tuesday and Susan B. Mead at #DanceWithJesus Friday