The best way to find your way

Proverbs: A 31-Day Devotional

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The best way to find your way

Read: Proverbs 2

Imagine going on a road trip without a GPS, a map, or any familiarity with the road ahead of you. At first, it might not be difficult to find your way. But eventually, you would reach a point where you had no sense of direction. You would be lost. Technology provides quick and easy navigation for the road, but what about when we feel lost in life?

It’s hard to find direction when we don’t always have clear instructions from God.

Have you ever felt like you couldn’t hear what God was saying to you? Maybe you faced a big decision where it wasn’t clear which option was best. We may not have a road map or GPS for the situation before us, but the Lord doesn’t want to confuse us or leave us hanging.

God gives us a way to hear from Him and understand His desire for our lives. Proverbs 2:6says, “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

Every word in the Bible was “God-breathed,” meaning it was inspired by God and recorded by men (2 Timothy 3:16). That’s why we call the Bible “God’s Word.” Reading the Bible is the way we hear from God and grow in wisdom and understanding.

As we read the Bible and pray, we get to know God better and learn to trust Him more. And the more clearly we see God, the more clearly we can see what He would want for us.  

Wisdom doesn’t always come right away, and it doesn’t always come in the way we wanted. But God always guides us in His own timing for our good.

Reflect:

·       When was the last time you felt lost and needed direction from God?

·       What’s one step you can take to hear from God this week?

·       Has there been a time when God revealed His plan for you in a way you didn’t expect?