Driving to work in the early morning last week I could barely see the road. I live in an area of town that’s quite rural. I have a dirt road, no street lights and one of the paved roads does not have painted lines. Dark mornings with dense fog make driving nearly impossible.
This particular morning the fog was thick and I couldn’t see five feet in front of my vehicle. Even with slow driving, trying to avoid the neighbor’s field was difficult. I was relieved to arrive in the part of town where street lights were lit and the roads were painted.
What a difference it makes to have guidelines on where to turn when the way is hard to see!
In Psalm 119:105 the psalmist wrote of God,
Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Sometimes, situations in my life arise that are hard to navigate through. This verse reminds me that I have lines and light available to guide me. I do not have to struggle in a fog wondering if the way I am going is right when I just can’t see clearly.
God has provided a way for me to receive direction. That way is the Bible. It is like a bright lamp on a dark narrow path.
Knowing and obeying God’s Word gives guidance and direction when the way to go is just plain hard to see. What a difference it’s guidance makes!