Sometimes God Leads Us Down a Winding Path to a Difficult Place

by Nan Jones @NanJonesAuthor

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters.

He leads me in paths of righteousness.

He leads me in the ways of peace.

He leads me …

God Always Leads Us Well, Even When It’s Hard

I know I can trust the Lord — He has proven His faithfulness to me over and over and over again. But sometimes the winding path leads into spaces and places that seem to be anything but the abundant life Jesus promised.

And in those broken, difficult places, I have found myself confused about why this happened or how could God allow this when I’m a solid, sold-out Jesus girl!

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Sometimes the path leads to anguished tears, but He there waiting for us.
Sometimes the path leads to anguished tears, but He there waiting for us.

Now as my faith deepens and my hair grays with age and wisdom, I remember: God is not a god of confusion but a God of Peace. He is sovereign. He is who He says He is, and does what He says He will do.

And I remember that my God goes before me, even if — especially if — the path leads me to anguished tears. He will be there waiting for me — waiting to comfort, to intervene, to speak peace into my difficult place.

Joni Eareckson Tada said, ” Sometimes God allows what He hates, to accomplish what He loves.”

Let that sink in.

“Sometimes God allows what He hates, to accomplish what He loves.”

God Goes Before Us As He Leads Making the Crooked Places Straight

He loves me. He loves you. And for each of us, His thoughts towards us are of peace, not evil, to give us a future and a hope. He sees things from an eternal perspective, not temporary. That’s because He is a good Father who sees all, knows all.

I choose to trust Him because He leads me well.
I choose to trust Him because He leads me well.

And although His ways are not our ways, all that our Father does is governed by a love beyond comprehension.

So as my hair grays and my roots of faith reach through the wilderness drought to drink from his river, I choose trust. I choose trust because I know Him.

And I love Him.

And I know that I know He loves me.

Selah

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Nan Jones

Nan Jones is an author/speaker who uses the words of her heart to assist fellow Christians in discovering the Presence of God in their darkest hour. She has been published in several anthologies as well as the online inspirational sites Christian Devotions, and Inspire a Fire where she is a monthly contributor. She is also a monthly contributor to PW Connections, a blog and forum to encourage pastors' wives. Nan has had the honor of being featured as a guest blogger on several sites. She is thrilled to announce her debut book, The Perils of a Pastor's Wife released June 30, 2015 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. This memoir was a 2016 Selah finalist. When Nan isn't writing, she enjoys leading prayer retreats, bible studies or sharing God’s love as keynote speaker for special events. She is becoming known by her brand: "Even so, I walk in the Presence of the Lord" as she teaches her audience to go beyond the veil to find God's Presence. You may visit Nan at her website: www.NanJones.com. Nan has also created a facebook community page, Seeing Beyond The Veil, to provide a place for folks to go and get away from the chaos for a few moments and focus on Jesus through scripture, worship, testimony, and inspirational quotes. For personal communication you may email Nan at nan@nanjones.com The Perils of a Pastor's Wife is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and LPC Bookstore

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