Light for the Journey

The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130

One winter evening as I was driving through thick fog, I had a hard time seeing the road. I focused hard on the  dim reflectors that marked the lanes. Inching my way from light to light, I managed to get home.

In my spiritual journey also there are times when I have a hard time finding my way. What helps me at a time like that? I focus on the light of God’s Word. A verse in the Bible will light up as though I am seeing it for the first time. Sometimes, a friend will give me a Scripture coupled with the words “I will pray for you.” After I’ve read it, I jot down my friend’s name beside it. Verses such as:

The steps of the godly are directed by the LORD. He delights in every detail of their lives.” (Psalm37:23)—given by Margaret

You will keep on guiding me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.” (Psalm 73:24)—given by Dolores

The LORD will guide you continually, watering your life when you are dry…” (Isaiah 58:11)—given by Agnes

Margaret, Dolores, Agnes—each friend has held up a reflector of God’s truth. As I’ve focused on it, hope has revived me. With God as my Guide, I will find my way home.

Can you think of someone today who could use an encouraging word from the Bible?

Father, thank you for the light of your Word and for people who hold it up high for us to find our way.

By Helen Lescheid
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