“When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.”
Immediately, when I read this passage in Proverbs, the word of Isaiah comes to mind when he said, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31).
The Word of God embedded in our hearts is our only resource in any circumstance. Often we hear ourselves and others say, in a matter of fact, the only thing left to do is pray. But when we have His Word in our heart and we have His faithful promises, praying or spending time in the Word should be the first thing we do in any circumstance. But we often seek elsewhere for our answers before we find resolve in Him. No wonder we stumble, no wonder we find ourselves in a state of confusion when facing trials. It is so clear in His Word that if we put Him first and we hold fast to the wisdom He gives us through His Word we will be strengthened, renewed, refreshed, and given power to overcome!
The phrase above that says “thy steps shall not be straitened” simply means you won’t be held back. God will make the path clear for you so that nothing holds you back if you depend upon Him and trust His will for your life.
Brothers and Sisters, as you enter this week, seek God’s face and His Word and ask Him about those things you’ve felt held back by; listen to His Word and abide in His presence and ask Him to break the chains that so easily entrap your steps (see Hebrews 12:1-3).
Prayer: Father, those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble. If we do not lose sight of your Word that gives us wisdom, common sense and discernment; and if we cherish them as treasures to be guarded; they will refresh our soul. You will keep us safe as we journey this life. It’s because of your Word that we can sleep soundly without fear of what tomorrow will bring, because we know you have already seen our tomorrows and you are already there. Thank you that we have this great hope in you. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Connie Renfro, ©