In my prayer time recently, I found myself meditating on Psalm 139:9,10 (NLT).
If I ride the wings of morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will
guide me, and your strength will support me.
My first reading of this focused on no matter where His plan takes me, He will be with me, guiding and supporting.
Then my spirit reminded me of something our pastor said when we were thinking of moving to Texas: “If you’re going to miss God’s timing, it’s better to be behind Him instead of ahead of Him.”
And I realized that even if I were so far ahead of God, I was as lost as a goose in a blizzard, I was not alone. It might feel like it, like I’m lost and alone, without hope or anchor.
But it’s not. Because He’s still there. He’s waiting patiently for me to come to my spiritual senses, to wake up to the fact I’m living in disobedience. He’s waiting for me to recognize it, to admit I stepped out too far or I stepped out on my own strength or will, not His.
He’s waiting with loving eyes and forgiving arms.
He’s waiting with His eternal patience.
He’s waiting to guide me with His hand and support me with His strength.
All I have to do is turn to Him.
How about you? Have you ever felt so out of God’s plan, it seemed like there was no way back?