But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” Psalm 31:14 (ESV)
Throughout my life, I’ve made many choices on my own. I’ve selected many different paths on which to travel, which in most cases, became long-cuts instead of short-cuts. In other words, when I got off the beaten path and decided I could find my own way to the goal faster, it was a huge mistake. If I’d listened for God’s voice, His direction, and His wise counsel, then I would have been a better traveler and reaped many more blessings and less stress than when I did it on my own.
We’re all travelling through life in hopes of having good health and nice things. We search for things to make us happy, but eventually we will realize that only love, grace, and mercy can provide us with joy. There is no substitute. And the good news, the important thing for us to realize is we don’t have to seek these three things. They are already given to us because of Jesus’s death on the cross. Because of His love, grace, and mercy given freely to us, there is no greater gift or things for which to search. We know where they are found. All we have to do is acknowledge and accept these gifts that Jesus sacrificed His life to give us. Then the search is over. Jesus saved you and me with the shedding of his pure, sinless blood.
As Christians, no one promises our journeys will be easy. Rather, our paths may be even harder, but as long as we hold His hand and follow His voice, we will never be lost again. He will help us through the bad times and celebrate with us during the good times. He will never leave us. We’ll discover the journey is short, yet it needs constant courage, hearts of servitude, and dogged determination to arrive at our final destination, which is Heaven.
In the meantime, let’s travel the journey together as fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Let’s read the Bible more, sing praises to God, pray to our Father, and search for Christian books to inspire and encourage us.
During these times of Caronavirus, uncertainty, fear, and the unknown, put a book in your hands and read. That’s how we’ll help each other — with words of hope, faith, and love.
God bless you!