Need direction? Me, too, friend. From where to live to how to love, I desperately need to know the way I should go. I don’t know about you, but when I’m in a time of transition or season of change, uncertainty and anxiety crowd out excitement and opportunity.

The Psalmist describes it like this:

“My spirit is weak within me; my heart is overcome with dismay… Answer me quickly, Lord; my spirit fails. Don’t hide your face from me, or I will be like those going down to the Pit.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭143‬:‭4‬ , 7

God loves to reveal next steps but here’s a secret I’ve learned: instead of telling me exactly what to do, He tells me how to be. He won’t tell us what city to live in, but He’ll help us love our neighbor. He doesn’t usually point out which job to take, but He provides all our needs. Choices aren’t just A or B, but how to be. Be faithful. Be trusting. Be strong.

Here’s the path out of that Pit – “Let me experience your faithful love in the morning, for I trust in you. Reveal to me the way I should go because I appeal to you… Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me on level ground.” Psalm‬ ‭143‬:‭8‬, ‭10‬.

Amy Lively