Teach Me Your Paths

1B792EB9-DF3F-42B7-9ECC-6173AB1BE0F8This unbelievable road is the Moki Dugway, three miles of exhilarating, intimidating, unpaved switchbacks carved into the edge of Utah’s Cedar Mesa. No guardrails, no dividing lines, no safety net. Just you, some gorgeous views, and this crazy road going through the desert. As far as the eye can see, in every direction, is barren and stark desolation.

It would be easy to get lost here. If not for this solitary pathway that cuts right through the wilderness.

“Show me Your ways, LORD, teach me Your paths.” Psalm 25:4.

Just as we need a road out of the wilderness literally, we also need a road out of the wilderness spiritually. In this particular psalm, David pens three prayers, and this verse is contained in the first prayer. He is asking the Lord for guidance; he is asking the Lord to lead Him.

How many times do we ask God to show us His ways and His paths, but we are really looking for His stamp of approval on the plans we have already made. Plans that will most likely lead us to places we do not want to go. Plans that will lead us further into the desert instead of out of it.

That is why it is crucial that we follow the example of David in this psalm and inquire of the Lord where He wants us to go and what He wants us to do. Then we can safely and securely venture wherever He leads without hesitation or fear, even if that means a roadway through the desert. We can be sure He will lead us lovingly to the other side.

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