Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Path of Uncertainty

This morning I read in Isaiah 50, verses 10 and 11. It was the chapter that went along with the book I'm reading, and today the title of the devotional was "God's Ministry of Darkness" it is not referring to the darkness of sin, but rather to the darkness of uncertainty.

Who is among you that fears the Lord, that obeys the voice of His servant.
That walks in darkness, and has no light?
Let him trust in the name of the Lord, and rely on his God.

When there is light, it's easy to know who is on my side. But, in the dark, the obstacles are hidden and I must rely on Christ to lead me through. My natural instincts tell me to sit down and quit. Or to be afraid.  To trust in Jesus, when there is uncertainty about the path ahead, takes faith.
My devotional went on to explain how Abraham had a path of darkness for many years, he tried to light the path himself by sleeping with Hagar, and to this day we are paying the consequences.
As I think about my own life and the promises that I know God has given me, and the path of uncertainty and darkness that I so often have walked, I can see that I too have tried to light my own path. Or, many times in my fear, I have just sat down and stopped. Other times, I think I've turned around, simply telling God I wanted a different path, consequently, adding to my own uncertainty.
Walking the path is not easy, and today I am praying for continued faith, trust, truth and joy in the Light Giver.  His promise to me is that He will never leave me alone, He will always be there to show me the way, because He is the Way, and in Him there is no darkness!
Say That Again, Sweet Jesus, You give promises, You keep them, You bring light to darkness.

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