Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
A few years ago I fell down a flight of concrete stairs and sprained my ankle. I was black and blue from my toes to my calf, and hobbled around for weeks. Tons of people asked if they could help me but I was pretty stubborn and a bit prideful, and I refused most help. I must have looked ridiculous from behind; swaying back and forth, unstable and walking a jagged path everywhere I went.
My attitude became obvious because of an injury, but how many times do we do this in life?! We can be stubborn and prideful creatures, believing that we know what is best; never wanting to give up control to anyone else. As a result, the ‘life path’ that we have walked has some detours and appears pretty jagged.
Today’s passage is a reminder that God promises to make our paths straight. But, that can’t happen when we insist on doing things our way. First, we need to rely on God and submit to what He wants. We need to start by saying yes to God’s plan. God is so good and He longs to make our path straight, but the first step toward that belongs to us. Take time today to pray and ask God to take control. Trust Him with your heart and your life, letting Him lead the way.