The other day I got lost trying to get to an appointment. I had a map, an address, and even directions, but even with all those instructions, I still was not able to find the facility.
I know that sounds crazy, I had looked at the map and read the instructions so I was pretty confident that I knew where it was, but when I got to that location, it wasn’t there. I stopped and read the map again and according to the map, it should be right where I was sitting. Apparently, my map was wrong or I had misinterpreted the instructions in some way. I drove up and down the streets and turned around several times. I made several phone calls to no avail. At one point, I thought it was hopeless and I would never arrive on time, but I finally was able to reach someone who knew how to get there and instructed me as I drove. I thought about how sometimes we get lost in our walk with God. We think we know exactly where we are going, but when we get there, we are lost. I have done this many times in my Christian journey, and I have wondered if my map was wrong, or if I misinterpreted my instructions. I have been guilty of calling on the wrong person to help me find my way, driving up and down streets that only lead me in circles. But when I have gotten tired of being lost, I found the right One to call on, the One who knew exactly how to get there, and could instruct me as I drove. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known My name. he shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation.” Psalm 91:14-16 I pray this encourages you in your journey today.