These words are part of a song of praise King David sang to God. Several times in his life David ventured out to do things his own way. Yet time after time he found that walking down God’s path was not only the best way, it was the perfect way. We obviously must learn this same lesson. We are given many options – many roads to travel as we seek a better way – but His narrow road is the only way to true life…the only road to peace and true contentment.
“As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.”
Living by God’s way requires constant renewal of faith and trust. It first requires faith in Jesus for the forgiveness of sin, and then complete trust as we continue down His path. While God’s way is definitely perfect, it’s not always easy to understand.(I believe we all can relate to this) His way will often conflict with what we just “know” is best. in our minds. In times of apparent conflict are the times to humbly increase our faith and better learn how to trust Him.
The world’s way will continually do battle against this trust. Jesus said, “do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear” (). The world’s way says we will soon be hungry and naked; but God’s way says that as we trust Him with all our heart, and lean not on our own understanding( Proverbs 3:5), we will soon find rest and peace; “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” ( ). God’s way is to follow Him, walking side by side, no matter how great the burden.
God has given each of us unique and wonderful gifts. But our gifts must be used along His path and for His glory, or they become nothing but “filthy rags” (). Let’s stop seeking our way, with our goals and our desires. Instead, let’s daily release to the guidance of the Holy Spirit and boldly follow where He leads. Let’s trust and walk each and every step according to His perfect way.