“You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.” Psalm 18:28 NLT
Perhaps you have heard the story of a traveler who was on a business trip. As he drove down the main boulevard, he realized he had no idea how to find the convention center for his meeting. Being a humble man, he pulled his car over to the side of the road, rolled down his window, and hailed an elderly man sitting at a bus stop. “Excuse me, sir,” he said, “Can you tell me how much farther it is to the convention center?”
The old man smiled and said, “I certainly can. It depends on which route you want to take. In the direction you’re heading, it’s many thousands of miles. If you turn your car in the opposite direction, however, it’s a block and a half.”
So near and yet so far!
You may feel many thousands of miles away from God today, but He is as close as a whispered prayer. The Bible tells us that He never removes His eye from us and never sleeps. If you can no longer see Him, it may well be that you’re simply facing the wrong way.
You may feel like our country is many thousands of miles away from God today as well. There is only one solution for you, and only one solution for our country. Turn around. Every one of us.
Turning back to Him again is called ‘repentance’, and it is a word many believers are uncomfortable using today. Perhaps they do not like stopping to ask for directions. But if they did, they would find that God is so near – just a 180-degree turn away.
Your View of God Really Matters…
There are so many things that can take us off the right path and send us in the wrong direction. How can you turn back to God today?
Read God’s Word Today…
1 John 1:9 NLT “If we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”
Psalm 25:5-5 NLT “Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by Your truth and teach me, for You are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in You.”
GOD, because You are Holy, Merciful, Just, Sovereign and always with me, I will confess my sins and seek Your direction in all things.
Based on the writings of Bill Bright
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