Well-Marked Path

Written by cycleguy on June 9th, 2016


A recent news article (circa April 27) told the story of a mother/daughter tandem who were hiking and got lost in the New Zealand wilderness. Hiker Rachel Lloyd said she was on the verge of dying when rescue crews found her and her mother five days after they got lost. It started out to be a day hike and almost turned into a tragedy when Rachel got hurt and could no longer walk. Her mother used branches to spell out “HELP” in two clearings of the forest. Fortunately, it ended up much better than it could have.

They somehow got off the trail and failed to follow the well-marked path.

Life is like that as well. It is especially true for the Christ-follower. The path is marked out for us but it is often easy to get “off the beaten path.”

My sermon Sunday is from Psalm 37:1-11…my favorite section of Scripture. One of the identifying marks of many of us is our inability to wait on God. To be more concise: we are impatient. We want the answer NOW! When I get to that place, I try to remind myself what I tell others: God is seldom early, but He’s never late.

I’d appreciate your prayers for me/for us this weekend. Some tough but necessary lessons to learn. Thanks.



4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jeff says:

    In just a little while, the wicked will be no more;
    though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there.

    But the meek shall inherit the land
    and delight themselves in abundant peace.

    This is the same thing that Jesus was saying many years later. Promising things that would happen soon that haven’t happened yet. Not my idea of words to follow. More like a less than honest sales pitch.

  2. May we all stay on the path God has marked out for us! Blessings, Bill, and I’ll keep you in prayers for Sunday.

  3. floyd says:

    You’re not alone in this, brother. Praying for you, Bill.

  4. TC Avey says:

    Good reminder for me. I’m often in a hurry. God’s working on my trust and patience. I’m a slow learner.