Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Hope for the Heart Part 10 - Light On Your Path

The pathway was pitch black. It felt like I was blind as I carefully moved along stumbling now and then. If only I had remembered the flashlight!

As we walk our pathway through life we often are in need of guidance. God promises a flashlight for the journey.

“Thy Word is lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 32:8)

Is your path feeling a little shadowed these days? Perhaps the stones of irritation and impatience are getting in your way. Are the pebbles of worry getting into your shoes? Do you splash through puddles of self pity or twist your ankle in potholes of hurt? Is the mud of doubt clogging up your shoes as you try to move along?

God gives us His Word! His Word is so central to who we are and what we believe! His Word is what brings refreshment and encouragement to our hearts! His Word shows us the truth about who our God is. His Word gently corrects. In the process we find the light we need on our daily path.

Pick up the flashlight today. Ask God to show you what He wants you to learn or re-learn in a new way. Stand ready for Him to change you.

  • If your heart hungers for Him in new ways read the book of John and ask for new insight.
  • If relationships are causing bumps in your life read the book of Proverbs over the next 31 days and ask God to show you what He wants to fix. Then let Him.
  • If your tongue gets you into trouble, read the little book of James and daily ask Him to set a guard at your lips.
  • If your heart is weary and doubt is creeping into the secret corners read the book of Ephesians and ask God to refresh your heart with His purpose and power.
  • If you feel small and insignificant to God read Psalm 139 and embrace what He says about you.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
Open my eyes and open my heart to see and understand what You are telling me through Your Word. Light my pathway today with Your wisdom. I need You to help me walk this pathway of life. Speak to me as I open my Bible this week.
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.