Each morning I look forward to my friend Patsy’s devotional posts. Today she spoke of us wanting God to show the distant future, but she reminded us that God doesn’t promise us that, but He does promise to give us grace as we need it to overcome (Hebrews 4:16) and a lamp unto our feet (Psalm 119:105). I’m sure I thought about this before, but maybe I just needed a good reminder.
See, I’ve always been a planner. I work best with a schedule. I like to plan my days and even next week. Psalm 119:105 reminds me that God isn’t going to show me what my life will hold in a month, or in a week, or even tomorrow.
If He showed me everything, I might be tempted to say, “I’ve got this,” and leave Him out, but instead He gives me His Word as a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path to build my faith and trust in Him for the things ahead that are unseen by me.
Think about walking through the woods on a cloudy night with no moon shining and no stars, with only a lantern to guide your way. You can only see a few steps in front of you, but each time you take a step, you can see a little further. That’s how it is in a Christian’s walk. We are living in a dark, dark world, but God gives us His Word to light our way. We have to trust that each time we take a step guided by His light (God’s Word) that He will be faithful to shine His light for the next step. When those trials and tests come into our view, we have the assurance that God already knew it was there, and we can also trust that through His Word (the lamp unto our feet) He will guide us through every trial step by step.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. (Psalm 119:105)
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