You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:11
The paths God leads us down has always been a topic that intrigues me, amazes me, and causes me to trust God all the more. I look at the many roads God has led me down and am sometimes completely amazed at where the path ended. And, though many times God had to literally drag me down a certain path, I have never come to the end and found disappointment or sadness or pain. God's paths have always led to joy and peace. It has only been in the times I tried to lead that I found myself in a difficult place when I reached the end.
We can rest assured that God's paths will always be the ones that lead to joy and to life eternal. Oh, it doesn't mean the road will be easy... many times it is the exact opposite.
I recently participated in a Bible Study about the deserts we experience in life. It parallels these deserts with the journey of Moses and the Israelites through the wilderness after escaping slavery in Egypt. That journey was long and hard, but for those that completed the journey it ended in The Promised Land
God promises us the same. The journey may be long and hard, but there is a purpose. God uses the deserts of our lives to grow us and strengthen us.
Take some time today to sit and listen to God. Let Him take your hand and lead you down the path. You knowthe one -- that glorious path that leads to "joy and eternal pleasures".
Have a blessed Sunday!