Lost Our Way
Once upon a time while driving through the tunnels of Boston, Massachusetts, I discovered I had totally lost my way. I ended up going through the same toll booth twice!
In my defense, it is very easy to get lost in that maze under Boston. And there was no signal for GPS to help me find the right direction.
Later my wife called and asked why I did not let her know when I got to my hotel. I had to admit that I could not find my way to the hotel. I just needed some help.
There is a way to get through dark times.
You don’t have to be in a tunnel to feel lost. Life takes us there at times. We think we have everything under control, then suddenly we are living in an unprecedented pandemic.
We now face fear, anxiety, separation…all from the recent changes in our normal lives. We don’t know where to turn and can’t find our way. We just need some help.
We can rely on friends and family to encourage and pray with us. But even better, we can rely on Jesus who offers us the way, the truth and the life that brings clarity to our confusion.
Jesus will always lead those who trust Him.
No matter our current situation, God loves us and wants the best for us. He is willing and able to take our situation and turn it for good.
So don’t rely on yourself to find your way. If you know Jesus, lean on Him. And if not, turn to Jesus, accept Him as your Savior, and commit to live for Him. He will give you peace, hope, and direction.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV)
We will get through this. Be safe!
John Landers is a member of the Board of Directors of Ciloa, an international ministry devoted to sharing God’s encouragement and teaching how to encourage one another. John and his wife, Phyllis, live in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA.
Pictures: Banner Photo: Silhouette of Man at Sunset by Zac Durant, Unsplash 1st Photo: By Annie in Lots of Superheroes in Boston.