I’ve hit a bit of a rough patch in my life recently. It all actually started on Christmas Eve, last year. There was a loss I suffered then, that was difficult and set the stage for the waves to follow. One after another, I was challenged to walk away from things I had done for years, and I did, slowly step away from each one. Each step away from the familiar, and into the unknown, was both painful and scary. The most recent step I have had to take, is to walk away from a job I had grown to love, but has become too difficult for my health. I was told 10 years ago, that I had a deteriorating disc in my back, and I guess it has caught up to me. My job required constant bending, lifting, and twisting, and I endured as best I could. I took meds before work, but finally, I had to just step away! I am in a place of complete uncertainty right now. Today, I was in the Scriptures trying to help my son learn some things about the power of truth, when he spoke words of wisdom, that went right to the heart of where I am at this point in my life. My son saw right through me, and spoke the Word I needed to hear. Here is the verse we were reading.
10 All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies. (Psalm 25)
My son read the verse out loud and said, “All the paths, Mom, that means the one we are on right now. That means the one YOU are on right now!” I was so struck by the simplicity of this truth and yet, its profoundness. The Path God has me on, may be a complete surprise to me, but it’s not a surprise to Him. God leads us away from old familiar things, because He has other work for us to do. All the paths that God has me on, are from His heart of lovingkindness and truth.
I can see that my responsibility, here in this verse, is to keep His covenant and testimonies, namely to trust and obey, even when I don’t understand what He is doing. He will lead me and guide me in His lovingkindness and truth. He knows where He is leading me, I can rest in that. Knowing the One who is leading me really is enough.