A Lenten Journey: The Wilderness Trail — Day Two

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Psalm 25:1-10, The Living Bible

To you, O Lord, I pray.
Don’t fail me, Lord, for I am trusting you.
Don’t let my enemies succeed.
Don’t give them victory over me.

None of those who have faith in God will ever be disgraced for trusting him. But all who harm the innocent shall be defeated.

Show me the path where I should go, O Lord;
point out the right road for me to walk.

Lead me; teach me; for you are the God who gives me salvation.
I have no hope except in you.

Overlook my youthful sins, O Lord!
Look at me instead through eyes of mercy and forgiveness,
through eyes of everlasting love and kindness.

The Lord is good and glad to teach the proper path to all who go astray;
he will teach the ways that are right and best to those who humbly turn to him.
And when we obey him, every path he guides us on is fragrant with his loving-kindness and his truth.

It really is all about the path,
isn’t it?

Finding it,
choosing it,
following it
staying on it,
trusting it.
Thank you for showing
the way,
and inviting me
into it.
Thank you for being
the way,
and for leading
the way,
for providing
the way,
and paving
the way,
and loving me
in the way that you do.

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Comments

  1. Lead us in fragrant paths… Not stinky ones. 🙂

  2. I’ve been meditating on this idea of Jesus as the Way — not just a Guide on the Way, but the Way itself, and this seems to be so important in knowing Him and obeying his truth and living his life. Your poem — “providing the way and paving the way” — is going to help me think further about it. Thank you.

  3. Amen, Diane! May we all follow the path where He leads us!

  4. ‘Love all these verbs that indicate our part and God’s part, as we discover and then follow the Right Road. Praise God he is good and even glad to teach the proper path!

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