It looks complicated. I would have to stop a minute to figure out who would have to yield to whom! It looks as if the bike has to yield to everyone and the horse and rider to no one! But I do not suppose there are many intersections to worry about on this trail. If there were confusion I would think common sense and common courtesy would go a long way. In any case, yielding is often the safest choice. When maneuvering through those huge traffic circles in Europe, I do not argue with a yield sign!
Today’s verse tells us we are to yield or submit to the Lord in each and every way we choose to take. By acknowledging His control, His superior knowledge and His goodness, we travel a path much less complicated by twists and turns. He makes our paths straight, unencumbered by lengthy unnecessary detours. We reach our destination in good time, or in His time. When we give way to Him rather than insisting on our own plan, we find He had a better idea all along!
Yielding my will to His is so often a struggle. Even knowing that my own understanding is limited, I stubbornly resist. I like being the one who makes the decisions. Trusting Him with all my heart is scary without having some measure of control. But He promises that when I do, He will make my paths straight, choosing the best way. No time will be lost in making U turns or encountering dead ends.
Thank you Lord, that I can fully trust Your heart of love for me!