Another installment of “Free Poem Friday” has come my friends and it seemed to me that the theme should be having faith in Jesus as the only way to navigate the paths of our lives.
Yesterday, the weather in my area was quite challenging. The wind billowed and the snow fell for several hours. We had blizzard conditions that made visibility almost impossible in town and a nightmare in the country. As I watched each flake be tossed about, it made me think of that weather and how it relates to our daily walk.
If one puts trust in material things, I have found that path to be dark. When we seek our own path as truth, that passage becomes a precipice of spiritual death. I have found only one way during my forty-six years upon this earth that is tried and true: Faith in Jesus.
During the last few months, I have seen friends and family go through many difficult circumstances; no matter what their station in life is. The folks who held on to the Father’s hand during the way made it through with peace and a deeper understanding of who God really is. The ones who closed their ears to the gentle call of our Savior’s voice became frustrated at best with the condition of their hearts and the joyless effort it seemed to bring.
David penned this verse as a reminder of what God does for a person when they follow His path. It reads: Psalm 16:11(ESV) “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
So, today follow the direction of the Lord. He truly can make one’s pathways clear; making a soul enjoy fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore.
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The Great Plains Poet
Thus He Makes The Pathway Clear
by Chris T.
Trials, the rocks upon which stub our toes.
Lay in wait no matter the way
It makes no difference the traveler’s woes,
Each will find some every day.
Will we hold The Candle on our direction,
Swaying its flicker to and fro.
If a man gives some thought to reflection,
They’ll find a light wherever they go.
Trust and belief must steady the nerve,
As all shall traverse such a tenuous journey.
Putting faith in the One which does not swerve,
Keeps a soul off unbelief’s gurney.
When Jesus is sought all along the way,
And we hold his Love, Oh so dear,
For He paid a debt we could not pay,
Thus, He makes the pathway clear.