“You let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction.” (Psalm 23:3 The Message)

Or, in another version of the familiar Psalm, “He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”

Once I’m rested up, my Shepherd puts me on the path I should follow. A path of righteousness. The way of wisdom (Prov. 4:11). A straight path (Ps. 27:11). The path of life (Ps. 16:11).

Does He expect this dumb sheep to figure it out for myself? No, He guides me. He teaches His way (Ps. 25:9). He leads me (Ps. 27:11). He instructs and directs me in the way I should go (Ps. 25:12, 32:8; Isa. 30:21, 48:17).

Why? Because there is a path that leads to life and He cares enough to make sure I follow it. And when I veer off the path (because I often do), He gently nudges me back in the right direction.

What about you? Do you ever get off the path? How do you know what path to follow?

He Guides Me
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2 thoughts on “He Guides Me

  • May 5, 2010 at 8:03 am

    >Love this verse in the Message. Yes, I do wander off the right path..HIS path from time to time. As HE nudges/pushes my spirit I climb back onto HIS path. I am trying to stay the course…in the right direction! However, I am clearly a work in progress!

  • May 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    >My feet are calloused with the wear and tear of walking the shoulder by the road! It's there that I feel the gentle nudging to get back on track. I want to follow the path that calls me with the voice I recognize as His.

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