tmp_PhotoChooser-88cba4dc-4ab1-4492-878a-1073cfaca263-1140053698Wouldn’t be nice if all the paths in our life were this beautiful? No ups or downs in the journey of life with the grass a stunning green on both sides? A calm and quiet walk. Many years ago I memorized the following Bible verse as part of the Navigator’s 2:7 study series:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
-Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB)

Since that time this passage has become one of the keystones of my faith in God. When I find myself overwhelmed by life’s ups and downs, I draw on this passage to remind me that I need to trust God no matter how bad things may appear. I have also learned to look for the lessons God has planned for me when life throws a curve in my path. Life is a constant learning experience full of opportunities to grow.