Devotions By Jan

Watch Out for the Boom!

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Scripture for Today: Psalm 25:9 “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.”

It has been a very long time since I sailed a boat but I do recognize this fellow’s posture. He is ducking to get out of the way of that boom as he changes tack. He has no one to worry about but himself in changing direction. But had he passengers he would certainly want to warn them as that boom swings over to the other side of the boat. Others would do well to listen to the one steering to avoid getting bonked in the head!

Today’s verse reassures the believer that God does have a plan for how we live our lives. He is available to be our Guide and to teach us His way, which is always the best way! All His ways are loving and faithful (verse 10) even if it seems that He is guiding us into waters that do not look so calm. He is there and He is good. But it is only the humble who can be guided. When we confidently change tack or direction without His counsel (James 4:13-16) we are likely to get ourselves in the way of that boom!

I am definitely in a season of major life changes and it is easy to fear what may be in store. But I am reassured that these new directions are in His control. When I am humbly seeking the Lord and His guidance, I do not have to be surprised by that boom! There will be changes. There always are. And although I may not understanding exactly what He is doing or why, I am reassured by who He is.  All His ways are loving and faithful!  I can be peaceful as I look ahead knowing that He is completely trustworthy!

Lord, help me to trust You.

2 thoughts on “Watch Out for the Boom!

  1. As always, a beautifully and timely written devotion, Jan. I have never been on a sailboat, but I have seen this in the harbor and in San Diego Bay…in the wind. I can also “read between the lines” as your words are from your heart. As you and Randy sail the tumultuous on again off again course filled with moving BOOMS to France that the Lord has charted for you; and as you sail with you beloved Panda in her last voyage..the Glorious Voyage! Thank you for so beautifully sharing your heart for us. I love you much!

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