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Psalm 143: 10          The Passion Translation

I just want to obey all you ask of me. So teach me, Lord, for you are my God. Your gracious Spirit is all I need, so lead me on good paths that are pleasing to you, my one and only God!

Sometimes life makes you weary and not only can it be difficult to figure out which way to turn, the deliberation itself can be exhausting. That is what I hear from David in this passage. He reduced the expanse of his life, troubles and decisions to a single idea, “Just lead me in your paths.”

We have many goals and aspirations but what we need is the peace of knowing we are on the paths He has chosen for us. When God gives you a dream or a vision, you are filled with the energy and enthusiasm to accomplish it. I believe knowing you are in God’s plan for you is the most freeing of feelings. He is willing to guide us daily as well as on life’s journey and that is a comfort too.

I think this prayer is one of the most mentally and emotionally satisfying requests we can make. Life can be very complicated. It is simplified, though, when we are able to follow Him. If our desire is to obey Him, then we find we release a great deal of the angst that non-believers carry daily.

Have some time with Father and pray this prayer to Him. Let all the stress and anxiety flow upline to Him and just be free. Breathe deeply, letting Him release toxins from your body and reoxygenate your cells. I’m telling you, when you throw all that you concern yourself with onto His broad shoulders, you may feel like you have taken your first full breath in months, maybe even years. There is so much life in putting ourselves in His hands and seeking His ways. Receive rest for your soul today.

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