daily devotional

Walking with God

Read Psalm 118:8

Walking with God is the most exciting and rewarding of all experiences on earth. I should add, it is also the most difficult. 

I don't think I've ever met an exception to the rule, that those who walk closest to God are those who, like Jesus, become acquainted with trials and testings. God takes us through struggles and difficulties so that we might become increasingly more committed to Him. 

God may be leading you somewhere...that doesn't make much sense. I want to encourage you: Don't try to make sense out of it, just go. 

If God leads you to stay in a difficult situation and you have peace that you are to stay, don't analyze it, stay. 

Do your part. Do what He tells you to do, for His promises often hinge on obedience. 

You can walk with Him in perfect trust. That's your part.

Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.