Seeking guidance from God
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight" - Proverbs 3:5-6
As we enter the new year, many of us are thinking about our goals and plans for the future. Whether we are setting personal or professional goals, it can be helpful to seek guidance from God as we make our plans. After all, he knows us better than we know ourselves, and he has a perfect plan for our lives.
Consider the words of Proverbs 3:5-6, which says "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight". It means that we trust in his goodness, wisdom, and sovereignty, even when things don't go as we had planned. It means that we seek his guidance and direction in all that we do, and that we trust in His plans for our lives.
As we submit to the Lord and trust in him, he will make our paths straight. This doesn't necessarily mean that everything will be easy or that we won't face challenges, but it does mean that God will guide and direct our steps. He will give us the wisdom and strength we need to navigate whatever comes our way, and he will work all things together for our good and his glory.
Pray with us
As we set goals for the new year, let us seek guidance from God and trust in his wisdom and direction. May we be open to his leading and willing to follow wherever he leads us. And may we give thanks for his faithfulness and guidance as we journey through the new year. Amen.