Heading home from church one Sunday morning and deciding to keep to the footpath across the fields I squelched through thick, sticky mud. As I slid about on the flat rain-soaked surface, I pondered “paths” of narrow and broad ways alike.
Walking A Path Way Through Life
Keeping to the “narrow way” can sound tedious and restrictive. And in the latter, there is some truth. As we work at stopping ourselves from doing things that we might like but know that we shouldn’t, we find in the end that it was well worth the struggle.
On my physical path that morning, I had to keep an eye on the possible pitfalls beneath my feet whilst looking ahead.
In life, many things cross our path or we stumble on it; some occurrences stop us in our tracks, others dip in & out or try to knock us off our feet to flatten us. Some experiences are joyous and thrilling, soothing and beautiful whilst others are testing, disastrous or downright dangerous.
A Walking Companion
We don’t have to walk the path alone. There is One who will walk with us and even “carry” us when necessary. If we feel that He has left us, it is more likely that we have stumbled or leapt off the path and staggered along on our own way. But Jesus will set us back on the path if we sincerely ask forgiveness and call to Him to rescue us. He will be our lifetime companion from the moment in our lives that we accept Him as our Saviour. He knows us better than we know ourselves. And He knows how life feels because He has literally walked on this earth and that is a historical fact.
As one hymnwriter says
How marvellous, how wonderful, and my song shall ever be, How marvellous, how wonderful is my Saviour’s love for me.
Old Paths Or New-to-You?
There are numerous references to “paths” and “ways” in the Bible.
Here are just some of those encouraging truths:
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3 v 5-6 (KJV)
“But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.” Proverbs 4 v18 (ESV)
When the pace of life seems too fast and the foundation of our faith is under attack, may we take heart:
‘Thus says the LORD: “Stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls.” ‘ Jeremiah 6v16 (NKJV)
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Hebrews 13v8 (KJV)
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Sue has known the Lord Jesus as her Saviour since she was a teenager. Now as a wife, a Mum, and a Business owner, her days are full as she seeks to share her faith whenever and wherever she can. You can see her beautiful shop and online store Agnes & Vera HERE.