“Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.” (Psalms 119:160)
As my husband and I travel this year giving updates on our ministry in Brazil we rely heavily on Google Maps. We have traveled to every lower continental state except for Idaho and Montana this year and even up into Canada a couple of times. That is a lot of miles and a lot of hearing the voice say, “Use the right two lanes to stay on ‘such and such’ highway.”
Sometimes Mark will be in deep thought and not hear what the GPS has told him to do and he will look at me as we come up to a turn signal and I will say, “stay true”. That means for him to keep going in the direction we are headed and don’t turn. I’m not sure where I learned that saying but I looked it up one time and when it comes to bearings, it means to head towards a fixed point on the horizon, like the North Pole.
Having a fixed point keeps us from getting lost even when we have NO idea where we are and that is why it is comforting to have my trust in the absolute authority of God’s Word. It has been true and is true and will be true, forever.
Life can throw us a curveball and the confusion of the question, “what now?” can make us feel without course or bearing in our lives. I know it is hard to not know what to do in a difficult situation. I’ve been there. But what if we would go ahead and state the truth like the psalmist is doing?
What if we looked up towards the sky and said, “God, I have absolutely no idea why this is happening in my life. I feel useless, confused and unloved. My friends have failed me and my persecutors are making me feel claustrophobic. I don’t know which way to turn, what to say or even how to pray! But Lord, I know without a doubt that Your Word is True. Help point me towards You! Anchor me in a verse that will help me during this time and don’t let me stray from It!”
When you come up to a red light in life, just stay true. Head towards God and don’t veer off course. Tell God you believe in what His Word says and you need to know what lane to get in today.
Until Next Time, Lord willing,