We focus on Jesus as we travel the path of life.
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“O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer! From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.”
Psalm 61:1-3 New Living Translation
Finding our way in life can be overwhelming.
Because of summer rains and winter snow, the trail that I was following the day I snapped this picture was not always distinguishable. Did it go right or left? Maybe it went both ways. Which do I follow?
Doesn’t that sound much like life? I often listen to people agonize over the direction of their lives. They want the writing on the wall, or at least a whisper in the dark that will point them to a fulfilled life, yet they don’t know if they should turn to the left or to the right.
Though the trail might not have been obvious (its to the right of this picture), my direction was set by the rock formations ahead. I knew where I was going because my eyes were focused on the rock.
Satan, sin and death cannot reach us because God is our fortress. Though we might not see clearly the daily path of life, we are called to focus our eyes on Jesus.
He is our towering rock of safety. He is our safe refuge. He is our fortress.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner