Grace and Guidance for the Journey

A sermon idea based on Psalm 25:1-10.

Cheryl Crowe said it this way,

Every day is a winding road
I get a little bit closer
Every day is a faded sign
I get a little bit closer

From: Cheryl Crowe’s Every Day is a Winding Road

King David, the author of Psalm 25, understood that life is indeed a winding road. In this psalm, he uses the word “path” and “way” half a dozen times. And he’s asking God for two things along the way.

We Need Grace for the Journey

This is why David appeals to God to remember that God’s essential character has always been one of mercy and of love. He then further urges God to not remember David’s sins.

We Need Guidance for the Journey

David also asks for continuing wisdom and revelation from God along the way and he expresses patience in waiting for the wisdom he needs.

We Need Humility All Along the Way

And how do we prepare ourselves to receive God’s grace and God’s guidance? We wait patiently and humbly. We put our heads down and walk in obedience along the way.

We love to complicate matters by assuming that we need to know every detail about the future. We assume we need to know not only our final destination but every stop and twist and turn along the way. But remember,

It’s not always about what we’re doing next, it’s about whom we are becoming.

And if we’re humbly, patiently, and faithfully obeying God’s wisdom along the twisting pathway of life, we’ll always be headed in the right direction.

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