Following His Direction

How to Find Help with Life’s Tough Choices

March 5, 2016

My husband and I went back to the cabin at the southern tip of Puget Sound to live for six months. The harvest gold and burnt orange décor looked like it did in my memory, with mom and Aunt Nancy cooking lunch in the tiny kitchen with the creaking floors.

On a cold, fall evening I lay stretched out on the sectional facing the big windows and marveled at the starry night sky. The pale roundness of the moon hung from the darkness, casting light on the water.

Later we watched with curiosity as lone lights bounced slowly along the water and across the cove to the other side. We stepped out onto the deck and our golden retriever stuck his furry head through the railing in an attempt to help us unravel the mystery.

And then we remembered earlier sunlit days watching teens skim across the water on stand up paddle boards, dipping a single oar, stirring the water, propelling them from the shore and back again. Tonight they navigated past floating docks relying on head lamps to guide their way.

Is there a way for us to navigate the darkness towards the safety and security of the shore?

Do you wake up feeling anxious with current events swirling in your mind? Are you facing decisions not knowing which way to go?

Life is full of tough choices. I’ve been there and I’m still there, we live in an always changing, fast-paced world.

I want to put past fears behind me and live.

I’m finding help when I ask God for direction. I ask him to close a door that isn’t right for me if I’m unsure.

What if I make the wrong choice? What then? I let God know when I’m confused and worried.

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”   John 8:12 NLT

“It is God to whom and with whom we travel, and while he is the end of our journey, he is also at every stopping place.” Elisabeth Elliot

I put my trust in him and his love illuminates the first steps on the path ahead. Faith turns into trust and I feel his embrace.

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  • Reply Gayl Wright March 5, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Nancy, this is beautiful! It’s so comforting to know that God will accomplish His will no matter how bad the current situation is. I’m with you here, “I put my trust in him and his love illuminates the first steps on the path ahead. Faith turns into trust and I feel his embrace.”

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