One Step at a Time

Your word is like a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 NCV

Arthur Hays Sulzberger was the publisher of The New York Times during the Second World War. Because of the world conflict, he found it almost impossible to sleep. He was never able to banish worries from his mind until he adopted as his motto these five words—“One step enough for me”—taken from the hymn “Lead, Kindly Light.”

God isn’t going to let you see the distant scene either. So you might as well quit looking for it. He promises a lamp unto our feet, not a crystal ball into the future. We do not need to know what will happen tomorrow. We only need to know he leads us and “we will find grace to help us when we need it” (Hebrews 4:16 NLT).

God is leading you. Leave tomorrow’s problems until tomorrow.

Oh, how we like to know the details—where we’re going, which path we’ll take, when we’ll get there, and exactly what “there” is. In other words, we want to know what is only known by God: the future.

The next time you fear the future, rejoice in the Lord’s sovereignty. Rejoice in what he has accomplished. Rejoice that he is able to do what you cannot do. Fill your mind with thoughts of God,
and remember this:

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for
your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”
Psalm 32:8 NLT

By Max Lucado
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Further Reading

• Our One and Only Guide by Darren Hewer

God’s Timeless Gift by Allan Mitchell

Each Step We Take by Kathy Cheek


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