Stuck. Unsure. Confused. Knowing change needs to come and in fact is already in the making. Wanting to follow God but not sure what direction to go. Just when I think I’m getting a clearer picture of the path ahead it seems to fizzle and fade away.
Maybe you feel the same way today. You want to believe, live and lead radically different but now what? Which way do you go? The path is not clear. You want to go in the “right” direction but the next step eludes you.
Let me offer a prayer for us. It is a declaration of trust. It gives you and I an opportunity to put our confidence, not in ourselves, or in our next decision…but in the One who has already meticulously and lovingly planned each step and has already given us the territory that our feet will tread upon. He loves us fully and completely. Nothing can separate us from His love…not even a step in the wrong direction.
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please You does, in fact, please You. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this You will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust You always though I may seem to be lost in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for You are ever with me, and You will never leave me to face my perils alone.