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Day 2: God's Leading

By:
Cari
Coakley


Has it ever occurred to you that there is a path that the Lord has set out for each of us, but the only way we can truly walk in it is by completely surrendering our plans to 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 (NIV)

He goes before us and He’s right behind us. He’s beside us and He’s surrounding us. He’s seen it all from the beginning to the end. This means we can trust His leading in our lives. He lives outside of time. He’s the author of our stories. And we can trust in the Lord because His very nature is trustworthy.

I say this because there are too many times where we lean too much on our own understanding.

We trust in what we understand because it’s what we know. And I know this because I’ve done it myself! But the truth is that we serve an extraordinary God whose ways are higher than our ways and whose thoughts are higher than our thoughts. What makes no sense to us makes perfect sense to Him. On the flip side, God may see what we’re planning for ourselves and quickly put a fork in our path, because He knows that where we’re walking is not where we’re meant to be. 

Surrendering to God’s leading is not always easy.

If we’re being honest, trusting God can also be very difficult. But He is so patient with us and such a good, good Father who has designed a great plan for our lives. And when we take the time to enter into the quiet of His presence, surrender it all and choose to trust in Him, He makes our paths straight. 


Father, I thank you for who you are. I thank you that you are near. I thank you that your presence is easy to get to and that you’re always speaking to us. I thank you that you are trustworthy. I pray God that you would give us hearts that trust you in all circumstances and spirits that are eager to surrender to your leading. We submit our plans to you, Lord, and we thank you God that Your plans are so much better than ours. Have your way in our lives, Jesus. If you’re not in it, we don’t want it! We ask that you would clearly show us the path that you desire us to follow. We thank you that you are not confusing, for your instructions are clear. Thank you God for hearing and answering our prayers in your perfect time. In Jesus name, Amen.


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