Minute Devotions: He sets our path

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Proverbs 16:9 ESV

I think it’s safe to say that most of us have tried to be masters of our own destiny. We like to make our plans, setting the course for where we want to go and how we’ll get there. But when you surrender your life to Jesus, you work out it doesn’t work that way.

A life following Jesus is one that recognises that God sets our path. He has plans and purposes for us, and His timing is different to ours. Is it an easier path? Not always, no. And it’s not always one we would choose for ourselves. But it’s the best path to be on because God is there. He is where he sends us. He doesn’t set us on a path and abandon us; He walks with us hand in hand. Whatever path you’re on, surrender the map to Jesus. Let Him lead you in the path He’s set out for you and trust that his plans are better than ours.

Lord, thank you that you are God and You set our paths. You have plans for our future that are good. Help us to surrender our plans and trust in Yours, letting you lead and guide us into the future. In Jesus’ name, amen.


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