May 29, 2022

The Only Way

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“LORD, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps. Discipline me, LORD, but only in due measure – not in your anger, or you will reduce me to nothing.” – Jeremiah 10:23-24 NIV

To people around him, Jeremiah seemed confident. But his writings reveal that he was very human and often insecure. What was different? God called him, and he was willing to obey Him even when he did not understand the messages God asked him to deliver.

Jeremiah had learned that God had a plan for his life, established before he was born. His interests might have taken him in other directions, but he learned to follow God.

Jeremiah knew that many people did not have this level of trust. But God had shown him that He was the master Potter. He alone understands our nature and knows our potential and purpose. He alone knows the best way to shape our lives (Jeremiah 18:1-6).

Think about the opinions you hear, the feelings of family members and friends, opinions expressed through social media, biases that subtly shape TV programs and films, the promises of politicians, and answers proposed by entertainers and experts. In the face of so many options, is it possible that there is only one truth? Is it possible to know the right way?

The Bible tells us that there is only one right way, one truth, one path to life – to follow Jesus and make Him our Lord (John 14:6). And there is only one way to find fulfillment and direction – to trust completely in God. Let Him direct your life!

 

Reflection Question: Compose a prayer of surrender to God.

Prayer
Father, I surrender my life to You. Direct my path. Lead and guide me. Use me to impact lives for Your Kingdom. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Jeremiah 10

Prayer
Father, I surrender my life to You. Direct my path. Lead and guide me. Use me to impact lives for Your Kingdom. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Jeremiah 10