“But for those who are righteous, the way is not steep and rough. You are a God who does what is right, and you smooth out the path ahead of them” (Isaiah 26:7 NLT).
Trying to do what is right all the time can sometimes be a challenge for most of us. We’re humans–subject to err and as such–subject to do really dumb things. While the things we do may be dumb, they don’t have to be wrong. We must endeavor at all times to stay in right standing with God–not because we’re so good, but because He is.
Many people often confuse being in right standing with God (righteous) as being “self-righteous” and miss the mark when others are completely turned off by their attitudes. We have no righteousness we can claim of our own–the only righteousness we have is His and it is because of Him that we can–when in right relationship with Him–be in right standing with Him, because of Him–not us.
So why bother to do right? When we do the right thing for the right reasons, our journey through life–is not “steep or rough” (no mountains to overcome) and He smooths our path ahead of us so we won’t trip and fall over any obstacles the enemy may put in our way. That’s our loving Father, always looking out for us–making sure we can make it to our destiny–fulfilling the plans He has made for us–to prosper, be in good health, and in promoting the Gospel! Hallelujah to our Risen King and Loving Father!
When the way gets tough (not of your own doing), don’t despair–the way gets smoother just ahead–believe and achieve it to His glory and don’t you dare try taking another path that He has not prepared for you! (Hmmm. Maybe the rocky paths we experience are because we are not on the paths He set before us).
Contemplate deeply about the path you’re travelling and know with certainty that if the path has been rocky, you’re on the wrong path. Allow Him to guide you to the path He has smoothed and removed anything that is not of Him!
As always, I welcome your comments and pray that you are indeed on the right path–the one He chose for you!