path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous
What a delight it is when I am walking the dogs in the winter, to get to the bush trail and find that the groomer has been through making ready for the cross-country skiers. The soft deep snow, so difficult to walk in, has been flatten down into a wide and easily maneuverable pathway by a large sled he pulls behind his snowmobile.
As I was dwelling on how fortunate I was to find the path so nicely groomed just the other day, it also occurred to me that when we walk with God, and not run ahead of Him this is how He makes our pathway of life. God loves us and desires that our journey through life be one that uplifts and blesses us and not one of constantly struggling with anxiety, worry, stress and wrong decisions that harm and drag us down. And when we take the time to seek His wisdom through the word, His answers through prayer, and His guidance through wise and mature Christian counsel and then wait for His timing we also discover that the path before us is as level and smooth as possible. Things fall into place as they should or we are strengthened to endure a difficult situation or given the grace to forgive and move on. Whatever the case, when we seek Him and allow Him to go before us life is so much better just the way God wants it to be for each and every one of us.
So today as we walk the pathway before us, may we remember to not run ahead of God but to joyfully choose to walk with the Master groomer of all the trails of life who makes our pathway level and smooth.
Prayer: Father God it is so easy for us human beings to run ahead of You as we are always seeking to be doing something instead of being with Someone, You. Remind us to take the time to walk with You instead of running ahead in our own wisdom and strength that our pathways made be made level and smooth. In Christ’s name we ask. Amen.