Saturday, February 23, 2013

How Do You Know?

Robert Frost wrote of two roads diverging in a yellow wood. His famous poem “The Road Not Taken” speaks to choices we all face.

Jesus addressed the same issue, telling of a broad way and a narrow way. The narrow road leads to life, He said, “and only a few find it.”

How do we know? How do we choose?

It would be so much easier if there were no choice, if life just stretched out before me and I didn’t have to consider which path to follow.

Every day I’m faced with choices, and often I can’t see far enough ahead to tell if I’m making the right decision.

But what I do know is that God is faithful. He tells me that I can ask for wisdom and He will give it.
James 1:5

He tells me that if I trust Him, He will show me which path to take. Proverbs 3:6

I guess it boils down to just that: trust. Do I really trust Him to give me the right answer? And do I trust Him enough to know that He does give me the right answer—even when things don’t work out the way I thought they would?

My faithful God sees much farther down the road than I ever will. But better still, He’s on that road with me.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart 
and lean not on your own understanding.” 


  1. A lovely post, Davalyn. Thank you.

  2. Trusting God is the theme of my wip, and this was a great post to keep me on track.

  3. Thank you Janet and Linda. Appreciate your comments.

  4. It's amazing how these thought can be big picture--like faith and life in general, or little picture, like what is the most healthy choice for me as I try to eat well and take care of my body, or if I'm going to parent well, what's the best choice in how I respond to this situation, etc.

    Great thoughts.

  5. You are so right, Paula. We're faced with choices constantly, yet as you point out, the Lord is there for the big picture and the small.