Proverbs 16-18; Romans 15

We can make our own plans,
    but the Lord gives the right answer. Proverbs 16:1, NLT

It was a nudging that became nagging–a questioning of plans. I felt unsettled with the choices before me. It was hard to decide. I picked the easier path.

We can make our plans,
    but the Lord determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9, NLT

I rested easier having made a choice. But a few months later, the nagging returned unexpectedly, and undeniably.

We may throw the dice,
    but the Lord determines how they fall. Proverbs 16:33, NLT

I wanted to hear answers and guidance from the Lord, and yet when I did, I questioned, “Is that what you really mean?” “Is this something to be aware of or to act upon?” In a matter of a few nights’ sleep, something clear lost its definition.

The path of the virtuous leads away from evil;
    whoever follows that path is safe. Proverbs 16:17, NLT

Proverbs has a lot to say about the foolish, the wise, and paths.

Those who listen to instruction will prosper;
    those who trust the Lord will be joyful. Proverbs 16:20, NLT

Lord, how can I hear you and then so quickly forget? It’s like a whisper in a dream and I wake up foggy. Help me to hear you better, Lord: to believe you and trust you. Is that what this is really about?

Courtney (66books365)


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