Sunday, October 18, 2009

Turning our own way

Job 38:1-7, (34-41), Isaiah 53:4-12, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c, Psalm 91:9-16, Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45

Many times we develop a compass for our lives that is, at best, faulty. We tend to set off in a direction that takes us away from God and we encounter a very adventurous, and sometimes perilous, journey.

We trust our own understanding and we end up getting lost in despair. It does not have to be that way though. If we trust in God and follow Him, He will direct our path, with the ultimate goal of eternal salvation.

Our lives are not guaranteed to be easier because we choose God to be our pilot for our lives, but it will make the rough spots in our journey bearable and easier to overcome. Remembering our strength comes from our faith, it is better to keep our hearts open to God than turning our own way.

Stay strong in the faith, trust in God and keep on the path He sets before us.