Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.
This morning when I turned to my bible reading plan it listed Proverbs 1-3. I was so very glad! The Proverbs are wisdom sayings – mostly written by Solomon, who was given wisdom by God (I Kings 3:10-12). When I read Proverbs it helps me. It reorients me to wisdom and grounds me. Today it feels like refreshing water; like an early morning glide across the lake.
When we walk with God we have a different experience, even in times of disaster. It doesn’t mean difficult things won’t happen. Clearly, we are living through unprecedented days that change constantly. It is not easy. The word “disaster” has a whole new meaning for all of us right now. AND the LORD continues to be our rock of stability, wisdom and strength.
The wisdom of God that keeps our foot from being snared is not an opinion or current event. It is not pressure or pleasing. It is not compromise or bargaining. The wisdom from God is what we find in and through the relationship we have with Christ; a daily seeking. It is wisdom that the LORD gives us when we are humble, teachable and ready to receive more than we have known. It is the bold question: “what does the love of Christ look like right now?” And then being open to hear God’s answer. This keeps our foot from being snared. This keeps our paths clear, even when the direction is only the very next small step.
What small step do you need to take today? Ask boldly and humbly for the LORD to direct and guide you. God is faithful. Your prayer is answered in your seeking.
God, please help us to walk with compassion, wisdom and love today. Whatever small step any one of us needs to take, please make that clear. It is our desire and intention to honor and follow you. Thank you for your faithfulness. Amen.