Week 7: Directed steps
Psalm 37:23-24 “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.” (NLT)
As we journey through life as children of God, our Father sets out the path we should follow. God wants us to trust that He is working out His plans and purposes in our lives. As Charles Spurgeon commented: “All his course of life is graciously ordained, and in lovingkindness, all is fixed, settled, and maintained. No reckless fate, no fickle chance rules us; our every step is the subject of divine decree.”
Our Father not only cares about the path we walk through life but also every detail of the steps we take. He cares about whether or not we take that promotion. He cares that we were hurt. He cares about the joy of a new-born baby. He cares about who we will marry, and He cares about so many more details of our lives – more than we will ever know. And the beauty of it all is that He wants to share these details with us and walk with us through all the sorrows and joyful moments.
When David says, “Though they stumble,” he may have been pointing to his own life when he did not stay on the right path and fell into sin. And this is important to note – even as children of God we are not perfect – we stumble daily, getting side-tracked, or sinning. But, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9).
The beauty of walking with God and holding His hand through life is that He is always there to lift us up, wipe the tears and point us back in the direction He originally set out for us. We serve a beautiful and faithful Father! Today, choose to walk hand-in-hand with a loving Father.
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