Our Bible verse for today: “The Lord is good and does what is right; He shows the proper path to those who go astray.” Psalm 25:8 (NLT)
Our thought for today: “This can be fixed.”
Have you ever made a big mess of things in your life and then found yourself wondering, “How in the world is this ever going to get straightened out?” Sometimes we all do dumb things and we create messy situations in our lives. And the longer we continue down that wrong path the worse things get. God’s way and the wrong way are not parallel paths, they are divergent. The longer you stay on the wrong path the further it takes you from the right path.
The good news is that messy situations can be cleaned up and lives can be transformed. The answer is to get back on the right path. Doing so might take time and effort, but it is possible and God will show you the way.
God wants to be heard and understood by His people so that He can then be obeyed. If you sincerely desire to know His will so you can then obey it, He will guide you and direct you back to where He wants you to be. Earlier this month I suggested some steps you can take, and a prayer you can pray, to help you discern God’s guidance. If you don’t remember what was taught in those devotionals messages, and if you no longer have them to refer back to, let me know and I will be happy to send them to you again.
As Psalm 25:8 says, God shows the proper path to those who have gone astray. In many different ways, through sermons, Bible studies, devotional messages, song lyrics, the counsel of Christian friends, circumstances in your life, and multiple other ways, God will get your attention and He will show you the path back to where you’re supposed to be. You just need to be paying attention to Him, seeking His guidance, and you need to respond in obedience.
And when you do, He will begin to put the pieces of your life back together again. Through the Old Testament prophet Joel God once said, “So I will restore to you the years the swarming locust have eaten.” (Joel 2:25) God spoke those words to the rebellious nation of Judah but they’re true for you too. The devastation brought by the swarming locust that He spoke of represents the destructiveness of sin in our lives. You may not regain everything you’ve lost by going astray, and it might not be possible to repair all of the damage, but God can and will help you to pick up the pieces and begin putting it all back together again. You just need to get back on the right path.
This can be fixed. Whatever “this” is in your life, it can be fixed. You just need to get right with God.