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Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Guide.

It’s been a year of twists and turns. Life is funny like that as one can often journey through the days with the feeling of familiar and comfortable, while knowing changes that are unknown, unfamiliar, and uncomfortable.

We had prayed through on certain decisions, confident the Lord had opened certain doors, only to find them quickly shut through actions or reactions not our own.

Always the Lord required us to handle our own decisions and responses in a way that honored Him.

In the mess of decisions that were not our desire, we looked for signs that God was in it. Even in this.

At times, we held onto just the glimmer of Him, the comfort that He is enough.

Doors open. Doors close. New doors open and we walk through confident that He is with us even as we walk not knowing.

“The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” (Psalm 32:8, NLT)

The best pathway.

If He closes doors then it wasn’t the best pathway. It wasn’t His best for us.

God always has our best interest at heart. He does not withhold. He loves us with a love so deep, so fierce that He always has our backs.

He guides us along the best pathway for our lives.


Today I am joining … Five Minute Friday and Faith On Fire and Faith Filled Friday and Faith ”˜N Friends and Fresh Market Friday .