The path maker

ATD 62The Word

“For the Lord watches over the path of the godly….” Psalm 1:6


God is familiar with the path for us. He is the divine trail guide. There is not one step on this path with which He is not well acquainted with. I enjoy hiking and there are some trails I have been on several times. I know the steep inclines before I reach them and so determine if I require rest before I begin to ascend. There are some places tree roots have grown large across the trail and I typically am aware of their location and keep an open eye so I do not stumble over one. I use caution so as not to slip on cliff sides where loose pebbles are washed down from the hill above during rain storms to the trail below. I am attentive for wildlife and enjoy the sight of them when they appear in their natural habitat. I am vigilant as well for snakes, some poisonous, which may stretch across the path to warm themselves in the sun, but that might strike if I were to not see them and get too close.

God is not only familiar with the path He leads us on, but is also the path maker. Where we might not be aware of every detail, He is! We are limited in our ability to take into account and process every minute detail, but He is the one that planned and placed each of the details within the path. This is why the Bible instructs and encourages the follower of God to trust Him without reservation, for we will never know the way to the extent He does. Jesus said, “I am the way” and indeed He is. Follow Him. Trust Him.


You have made a path for my feet to walk. Since You are the God of all creation and Creator of the great detail within it, you know every facet and feature before me this day. I ask for Your guidance through this day as You watch over the steps of my path. May I accomplish each task You have designed in it for Your glory, and may I worship and honor You as I enjoy the beauty of Your magnificence. Amen.


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