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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