Uncomfortable Paths

Today’s Scripture Reading – Psalm 40:3-5

He put a new song in my mouth,
    a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
    and put their trust in the Lord.

Happy are those who make
    the Lord their trust,
who do not turn to the proud,
    to those who go astray after false gods.
You have multiplied, O Lord my God,
    your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
    none can compare with you.
Were I to proclaim and tell of them,
    they would be more than can be counted

Today’s Blog Post is by Monique Meyer, Director of Communication

Honestly, how comforting is it to know that, because we have given ourselves to God, we are blessed? When I read Psalm 40:3-5, I can’t help but to think about how unintentionally (and how often) we’ve probably found ourselves walking down paths that just don’t make sense to us—paths that are uncomfortable and/or makes us feel, for lack of a better word, weird.

Were those uncomfortable paths meant for us to follow in the first place? Were they paths of false gods?

I’m not sure, but for some reason those paths have brought us to where we are today in our individual lives, and, as we begin a 40-day summer of stretching ourselves, I am reminded that the path God has intended for us is a wondrous one and it just might make us feel weird –  and that’s okay.

I find myself constantly trying to wrap my head around the how’s and the why’s in life as they apply to things happening to me, instead of taking in the fact that things are happening FOR me in order to help me to stand strong as a child of God.

Don’t we want to be strong and firm in our beliefs so we can go out and “mess up the world” with the message God’s love? Let’s reap the benefits of being stretched and molded into stronger, faithful Christians together because nothing and no one comes close to our God.

3 thoughts on “Uncomfortable Paths

  1. I have walked many uncomfortable paths in my life, but one of the most uncomfortable ones ministry wise, led to the incredible blessing of adopting our youngest son, Paul! When you are feeling ” weird”, look for God’s fingerprints.

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  2. There is a new way to “mess up” the world, God’s people taking the message in what ever form fitting for others to come to Christ. Thank God for opening our eyes to see things differently.

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