Spiraling

Does it seem like things in our world have gotten more unstable?

Does the world feel like it is spiraling down?

What we once held as solid has now become fluid.

Words no longer mean what they used to mean.

Designations and descriptions have changed from hard and fast to continuums of meaning.

Pronouns that were once used to explain a birth have now become words of hate speech.

People have decided what is right in their own minds and many have embraced it.

So perhaps the reason the world feels like it is spiraling, is because it is.

Instead of looking up to the Lord, people have looked inside their own minds to find answers and that was never God’s intent.

This is what God has said, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

A straight path, not a spiral, that’s what the Lord offers us.

How do we find that?

By trusting and submitting to Him.

We are to follow His wisdom, not our own. We are to listen to His words, not our own.

In a few phrases, God has given us the directive:

Trust in the Lord.

Lean not on our own understanding.

Submit to Him.

Then regardless of what the rest of the world is doing, we can walk a clear straight path with Him.

Heavenly Father, in a time when the world seems out of control, help me to place all my trust in You.


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