A Smoother Path

Do you find yourself looking for your pathway to be smoother? Are you looking for the yellow brick road? Would you love for the hills and valleys to disappear, revealing a smooth road for you to travel? Are you looking for obstacles to be removed?

We all experience ups and downs. We hit speed bumps. Sometimes we find we need to climb a hill, or a mountain, to get to our destination. We also find ourselves in valleys from time-to-time. Some of those valleys go rather deep.

We long for those hills and valleys to be less extreme. If we had our choice, it would be smooth sailing as we go through life. Our desire is to have a life with few disruptions, few unexpected expenses, few sicknesses.

There is one way to smooth out our road of life. When we lean on God, He smooths our rough edges and provides us with a peace that allows us to travel life’s highway smoother than we can on our own. God has promised to level the road for us, and He delivers on His promises.

Of course, God does expect us to obey Him. As we obey, as we listen for His guidance, God goes before us to level the road. It seems to be a simple formula. Obey and experience a better life. Yet, it is tough for us to give up our own desires to seek God’s desire for us.

As we wait for God, He provides for us, though in His time rather than ours. When we honor Him, He honors us. God has a way prepared for us that is better than we give Him credit for. It is better than we plan for ourselves. You may ask, “How can you say that?” God knows what will happen if we follow Him. He knows where we will go, what we will receive. He knows what His plan is for us. Unfortunately, we don’t. So, rather than trusting Him, we make our own plans, which typically fall well short of what God has planned for us.

I pray we all decide to ask God to smooth the road ahead of us. I pray we trust in God’s plan. I pray each of us will wait on God to experience a better life. Experience a smoother road. Ask God to guide you. Walk in God’s way. Honor Him. Trust Him.

Isaiah 26:7-8

The path of the righteous is level;

you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth

Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws,

we wait for you;

your name and renown

are the desire of our hearts.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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