Which Way Do I Go?

There are times in the wilderness where it appears that the path is not clear.  Obstacles get in the way, and we find ourselves looking for the road that will lead us onward and upward.  For some, it can be the betrayal of a friend.  For others, it could be the loss of a dream.  Feelings are hurt, and relationships change.  We are left wondering alone, hoping to make our way back to solid ground.

Whatever the reason, we must keep moving forward.  Our lives depend on it.  The journey through the wilderness never promised to be the easy way out.  It is often fraught with difficulty, and sometimes we may want to quit and try to find another way.

At the moment of our deepest low point, right when we want to give up, grace steps in.  We are led, sometimes carried to the road that takes us home.  The God of life guides us, holding our hand so that we know that we are not alone.  We can make it to the next part of the path with the help of Holy power!

In our darkest hours, the Divine comforts us and raises us to the light.  The Master’s strength reminding us that love will conquer fear and deception.  The truth will set us free.  And so, we cling to hope.

Praise be to our Amazing God, who leads us onward.  Inviting us to rediscover the path that leads to wholeness.  And when we remove the brush that blocks our path, we most often discover a stronger way than before we started to do the difficult work of clearing the way.  We become our deepest truest selves, able to enjoy the beauty that only the wilderness can bring. Today, I pray that you discover your path that leads to freedom.

Published by joekmac

I am a pastor in the United Methodist Tradition. I am the Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Belen in the New Mexico Annual Conference. I am married to Cazandra and have two sons with hemophilia.

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