The sorrow runs deep, but so does my faith. People push me. The wind buffets me. Grief seeks to dislodge me, disorient me, but with God I am secure. Steady me dear God on the narrow road. When I teeter on the edge, help me regain my balance. Help me to keep my eyes on you dear God. Help me not to be distracted by looking to the right or left — to be focused looking forward to you.
“Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” – Isaiah 39:20-21 (NIV)
“Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.” – Proverbs 4:27
“Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and followed the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.” – 2 Chronicles 34:1-2
“Be very strong; be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left. – Joshua 22:6
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8 thoughts on “Prayer Journey — The Right Path is All That’s Left”
Such hope, such encouragement….and so timely as I find myself in a new season of life–and to be honest, I feel very lost. We sent our youngest daughter off to school this fall and although my identity, firmly rooted in Christ, is secure, my purpose is now muddled or at least feels muddled. Your post and verses were exactly what I needed to be reminded of today—and probably again tomorrow. 🙂
So glad you were encouraged by this post. I too am in a new season of life. It can be trying, but stay focused on Christ and the new opportunities God may present to you. Blessings.
Encouragement amidst trials and struggles…good encouragement.
May God strengthen you this day. Blessings.
Thanks for putting all the “right or to the left” verses together. I was surprised there were that many. A good reminder that, when God wants to emphasize something, He repeats it.
Yes, he wants to be sure we get the point — stay focused on Him. Thanks for the comment. Blessings.
In the midst of the storm we pray you stay anchored to the Rock. May the storms that rage drive your roots deep into your Beloved.
Thanks. I pray we all may be anchored by Christ Jesus. May the storms of life cause us to hang on to him even tighter. Blessings to you.
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