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Finding your way back

Have you ever taken a detour, or found yourself lost on some road? I have and it gets a little bit 'intimidating' to be lost! You feel like the world as you know it is just not right! Some of us have been 'lost' for a little while, just wandering around in some form of 'life muddle' and it is likely we want to just find our way out! Have you ever just felt like it was past time for God to intervene in your life to help you out on this mess you are in - the wait has been so long, you have endured so much, and all you want is some kind of deliverance from the pressure you have been under. I imagine we all face this kind of 'loss' or 'frustration' from time to time, wondering IF God even hears us when we pray, thinking he may have his attention focused on something or someone else. The important thing in the midst of our 'muddled mess' is the object of our focus WITHIN the mess! The object of focus needs to be God himself - his Word will bolster us and get us back on track.

It's time to act, God; they've made a shambles of your revelation! Yea-Saying God, I love what you command, I love it better than gold and gemstones; Yea-Saying God, I honor everything you tell me, I despise every deceitful detour. (Psalm 119:126-128)

We are often caught between right choices and EASY choices. Have you ever noticed just how much EASIER the easy choices are? They seem quicker, to the point, and likely don't seem to cost you much up front, The "easy" choice just seems to come "naturally" to us, falling into step with wherever that choice leads us without much effort at all on our part - it is like we can do it without even thinking. On the other hand, standing up for what is right, not compromising the values God teaches in his Word, is not always the easiest path! Let me correct that - it is rarely the easiest path!
We get all kinds of little warning voices to not do something and then without anymore thought, we turn right toward those choices! Ever find yourself there?  Frustrating, huh?

What probably amazes me the most is how immensely patient God is with us when we do this! He takes us back to the Word, reminds us what he says, and then sets us on course again. If you are finding yourself dealing with a little "guilt" over not ending something very well, don't fret. God has already prepared the route for you to get back "on track" in the area of your struggle. This is the great thing about God's Word - it stands the test of time. It has the staying power of generation after generation. Put to the test, it continues to do the job it was intended to do - guide and direct our course. We may have despised "every deceitful detour" we've taken from the truth revealed in the Word. We can come full-circle into the place of renewed faith, determined obedience, and refocused perspective. The Word may bring conviction, but it is because we need to be convicted and respond with obedience! It is in this conviction where we find our way back to where we find our greatest hope! The "easy" path may have taken you somewhere you really don't want to be. If so, allow God's Word to guide your steps back to the path he designed just for you! Just sayin!

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