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    Lent devotion: Redirection


    Psalm 25:5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (NIV)

    I love using my GPS (Satnav in the UK), especially when I’m traveling to a distant or new place. It takes the worry out of reaching my destination and has made driving so much easier. I trust the satellite system to be accurate and it has only failed me a couple of times. I rely on it to be updated and will continue to use it whether it’s to get me around the city or even across the country.

    In very much the same way and with a great more faith, I place my life into God’s hands. The ultimate destination is a new and distant place: Heaven. I can only get there by following God’s directions which are mapped out for me in the Bible. There are times when I get lost, or take a short cut, or even ignore God’s guidance. During those moments, I need to return to God, ask for forgiveness, and allow Him to recalibrate my direction. Thankfully, God’s grace through Christ permits me to get back on His path again, so I can once more travel heavenward.

    Perhaps you feel lost or have taken a wrong path. Maybe you feel a gap between you and God and don’t know where to go with life or what to do. Come to God in prayer and just ask for His guidance. He’ll put you back on the right road and once more you can find hope in Him all day – and all life – long. 😊

    Q: Where am I headed in life? Am I willing to let God recalibrate my direction?

    Prayer: Lord Jesus, be our Guide today and reset our tracks on the right road that leads to heaven. Grant us the guidance we need and reassure us of Your love. In Your Holy Name, we pray. Amen.


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