Among my treasured memories is a grass-covered path my husband and I took through a thickly-wooded area in Yosemite. (I was so relieved it did not include a bear!) Another favorite is an impromptu hike we took in the mountains of Colorado that surprisingly included a quaint bridge over a stream. Here in the desert, our footpaths are dryer and less colorful but still lead us up and around the mountain peaks surrounding the Phoenix area.
A path allows us to get somewhere easier than if we had to cut a trail ourselves. Others have been this way before us and most likely have forged the easier route. The point of being on a path is to move forward, except for an occasional rest, and the goal is to reach our destination.
On the path of life, we do not know what we will encounter, how long the steep, difficult sections may be, the magnificent views we will savor, or what adventures will challenge and change us, but we can know there is One who desires to walk with us and who promises never to leave us. His name is Jesus and He knows the way. He is the most dependable trail guide of all. We can follow Him for direction and lean on Him when we are weak and weary. Through treacherous passages, He may even carry us. Be assured that whatever our course, He is always by our side. Psalm 23:3b says, “He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.”
May you be on the right path today, walking with Him!