Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | March 15, 2023

Making It Through Successfully

“The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.    I will advise you and watch over you. Many sorrows come to the wicked, but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord.”     Psalm 32:8,10  NLT

How in the world can a girl get through this life successfully when there are thousands of unknowns ahead of us? Obviously, our human minds can’t know the best path to take. And if this were a problem for only young women, I would have it made, but I still face the same dilemma in the later years of my life. Am I doing what God wants me to do? Where does He want me to go? How can I use my time and strength to the best advantage?

We’ve all been told that God only shows us one step at a time. Sometimes it’s hard to trust Him for the next step, not knowing where it all will lead, but look at verse 8. He promises to not only guide you for the best pathway for your life (a custom-designed plan just for you by an all-knowing, crazy-in-love-with-you God) but to watch over you as you go. This speaks of continuing guidance and protection as we walk the path He shows us. It’s an ongoing watchfulness. No matter what decisions you face, no matter your uncertainty about your ultimate destination in life, God is watching over you as you read this. He will still be watching over you tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after that.

Most of us have had many people watching over us and guiding us from our youth, starting with parents and teachers. Then there were guidance counselors, career counselors, aptitude tests to tell us what kinds of jobs would suit us, and psychological tests to determine what slot our personality fits in. But there has never been a guide like the Lord, who knows our hearts and can see into the future.

He will guide you along the best pathway for your life. He said so in verse 8. He will lead you away from entrapment in sin. When He takes you on a detour you think is a mistake, it’s quite likely a side trip to enrich you and strengthen your character. Maybe He’s positioning you to meet people who will have a major impact on your life, or you on theirs.

And when you feel you have failed, God still has a plan. This is the God who loves you unfailingly, who shows His unfathomable hesed each day, who will never leave you or forsake you. He truly has your best interest at heart. Truly.

“Father, often the path You show us is scary or uncomfortable, and we are tempted to choose another way that seems easier. But we pray for strength and courage to obey Your voice and thank You that You are always there, guiding and watching over us.”

For His Glory


Cherie Williams (
TRBC Women’s Life


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