Friday, January 8, 2010

Which Road Are You Taking?

Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah. Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.

Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant. Psalm 143:1-12

The Christian walk is often a topic that is quite popular among believers these days but with this topic comes many questions. Some of us are prone to lead not follow God and since He wants us to follow Him, He therefore has a particular road or path He wants us to take. Is it wrong for a child of God to question the path God has chosen for them along with the pitfalls and perils of life? With these many questions, does our attitude and approach to God determine the out come of our crying out to Him?

In the Word of God, we find the Exodus generation grumbling, complaining and blaming God for their circumstances and hardships which actually were the consequences of their own disobedience. There is another group of people we read about throughout Scripture that fervently cry out to God for help, especially in times of immense suffering.

Two questions the children of God asked continually in the midst of their trials: “When will you help me?” and “Why don’t you help me?” The best way to explain these pleas from the heart is the word “perplexity.” You realize God has brought you to a certain point in your life and you feel as if He has just stopped working in you and through you. He knows all about your situation and yet He does not respond. You cry out to Him fervently but He does not rescue you. This is perplexity, a dull throbbing pain that does not go away entirely once you have walked in it’s midst.

Where are you now? Are you on the road that the Lord has brought you to or are you struggling with taking another road? Jesus asked the disciples in John 6:67, “Will ye also go away?” Will you also go another road or are you willing to walk the road prepared for you? Most of us desire to see God do great things in our lives but, are you willing to walk the path that God has for you so He can mold you and develop you to accomplish His divine purpose?


Thought:
We may never understand the reasons for our unique walk with God which often makes the road much more burdensome, but to know that we can walk a deep intimate walk with our Lord on a road meant only for us is the ultimate purpose in this life. I pray you stay on the road that God has placed you on and endure like a mighty solider on this road to the glory of God until the end.

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