For the Lord watches over the path of the godly…. (Psalm 1:6)
God is familiar with our path. He is acquainted with every step. He is the divine trail guide.
I enjoy hiking, and there are several trails I frequent. Since I’m familiar with them I know the steep inclines and can determine if I require rest before I ascend. i know where tree roots have grown across the trail, so I am careful to not stumble over them. I use caution when the trail nears cliff edges; as rain storms loosen pebbles and wash on to the path from the hill above, and can cause hazards. I observe wildlife and discreetly enjoy when they appear in their natural habitat. I am vigilant for snakes—some poisonous—that stretch across the path to warm themselves in the sun, but might strike if I were unaware and too close.
God is the maker of the path on which he leads us and familiar with every detail ahead. We are limited in our ability to process and prepare for everything to come. God however knows the way and is prepared to assist each step and every challenge. The Bible instructs and encourages the follower of God to trust him without reservation for this reason. We will never know the way like he does. Jesus said, “I am the way” and indeed he is. Follow him. Trust him.
Lord, you have made a path for my feet to walk. You are the God of all creation, you know every facet and feature before me this day. I ask for your guidance through it as you watch over my steps and lead me away from the evil one. May I accomplish each task you have designed for me and may I worship and honor you as I enjoy the beauty of your magnificence. Amen.
“And don’t let us yield to temptation”