“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delighteth in his way…” Psalm 37:23
Have you ever watched a young couple teaching their baby to walk? They stand or sit a few feet apart and gently entice the little one to take a few steps. How happy they are when the baby turns loose and takes a few steps on his own. They hug the child and the baby is happy.
Sometimes in life we have sickness and trouble which cause us to try to walk again. A lady broke her leg in a car wreck and after many weeks of not walking was told she could start again. She thought of when she learned to walk as a baby, and that made her laugh. Soon she was going to try to walk again, like a baby.
As Christians we are eager to walk with Jesus. We try to serve Him but make mistakes and must learn to walk with Him all over again.
How safe a Christian should feel, knowing God cares for us when we come to an obstacle too hard to cross. When walking with small children, you will notice that their legs get tired or they come to a step too high for them — well, we just lift them up and carry them over.
Jesus in the same way holds our hand and lifts us. He is happy to see us come to Him. He will never turn us away, no matter what the problem or situation is. Can’t you just see Him with arms outstretched reaching for His child who needs help? His is always there to guide our steps and help us over the rocky parts of our lives.
Difficult steps, fearful steps, misunderstood steps, sinful steps, painful steps– wherever your path will lead you–you as a child of God, have the assurance that Jesus will help to see you through your difficult times.
“Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you; and you shall glorify me.” Psalm 50:15
- What do you remember in your life as a difficult step?
- How did you handle it? Did you ask God to guide you or did you try to work out a solution on your own?
- What happened in your situation when you asked for God’s guidance? What happened when you tried to “do it alone”?\