Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Not Always Smooth and Pleasant
Just so will the Lord will lead you, beloved reader, by the "right way" if you truly yield yourself to His guidance. The path by which He will conduct you will not always be smooth and pleasant. You will have some "Hill Difficulty" to climb, and some "Valley of Humiliation" to walk in. You will have some thorny steps to tread and occasionally you may have to pitch your tent by Marah the waters of bitterness.
As you are led by a mysterious and circuitous way amidst perplexity and conflict you may be ready to think that you are traveling by a needlessly painful and trying path, and that you may safely walk by some smoother one to the home of eternal rest. Do not yield to the temptation of turning aside from the path which the Lord plainly marks for you in His Word, and by the footprints of Christ. Still follow as He leads. He designs to exercise your faith, and patience, and self-denial. The way to the crown is by the cross!
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Psalm 107:7 ... And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.
Isaiah 30:21 ... And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
Proverbs 3:6 ... all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.❤