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July 16, 2022 8:00 pm
You might start your journey in the southwest United States in a dusty town called Why, Arizona. Heading cross-country would take you through Uncertain, Texas. Bearing northeast, you’d make a rest stop in Dismal, Tennessee. Ultimately, you’d reach your destination—Panic, Pennsylvania. These are real places across the landscape of America, though not likely a trip you’d ever choose to take.
Sometimes this is exactly what the journey of life feels like. We easily identify with the Israelites’ tough life in the wilderness (Deuteronomy 2:7)—life can be hard. But do we see the other parallels? We create our own itinerary, turning from God’s way (1:42). Like the Israelites, we often grumble about getting our needs met (Numbers 14:2). In our daily fretting, we likewise doubt God’s purposes (v. 11). The story of the Israelites is repeated over and over in our own.
God assures us that if we follow His path, He’ll deliver us into a far better place than Dismal. He’ll provide and we’ll lack nothing we really need (2:7; Philippians 4:19). Yet much as we already know this, we often fail to do it. We need to follow God’s roadmap.
It’s a bit more of a drive, but another six hours by car would take you from the town of Panic to the place known as Assurance, West Virginia. If we let God direct our paths (Psalm 119:35), we’ll journey in joy with Him at the wheel—blessed assurance indeed!
Welcome to today's encouragement from our daily devotional for today title traveling mercies was written by Kenneth Peterson. You might start your journey in the Southwest United States in a dusty town called why Arizona and cross-country would take you through uncertain taxes bearing northeast you make a rest stop in dismal Tennessee.
Ultimately you'd reach your destination panic Pennsylvania. These are real places across the landscape of America will not likely attribute ever choose to take. Sometimes this is exactly what the journey of life feels like we easily identify with the Israelites tough life in the wilderness.
Life can be hard but do we see the other parallels we create our own itinerary turning from God's way.
Like the Israelites. We often grumble about getting our needs met in our daily fretting. We likewise doubt God's purposes, the story of the Israelites is repeated over and over in our own God assures us that if we follow his path will deliver us into a far better place than dismal. You will provide and will lack nothing. We really need yet is much as we already know this, we often fail to do it. We need to follow God's roadmap. It's a bit more of a drive another six hours by car would take you from the town of panic to the place known as assurance, West Virginia. If we let God direct our paths will journey enjoy with him at the wheel blessed assurance in the today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is taken from the second chapter of Deuteronomy verses one through seven. Then we turned back and set out toward the wilderness along the route to the Red Sea as the Lord had directed me for a long time. We made our way around the hill country of say year then the Lord said to me you have made your way around this hill country long enough now turn north give the people. These orders you are about to pass through the territory of your relatives, the descendents of Esau, who live in say year. They will be afraid of you, but be very careful, do not provoke them to war, for I will not give you any of their land, not even enough to put your foot on. I have given Esau. The hill country of say year as his own. You are to pay them in silver for the food you eat and the water you drink the Lord your God has blessed you and all the work of your hands.
He has watched over your journey through this vast wilderness.
These 40 years, the Lord your God has been with you and you have not lacked anything but spray Lord you are a faithful God. And though we've committed to following you.
We have to confess that we often still wander off without even considering where you are leading us when we wander off. Would you please draw us back to you and put us back on the path you've mapped out for us. Help us to trust your direction even when we can't see or understand. Thank you Lord it's in Jesus name that we pray. Amen. Thanks for listening today. My name is Wes Ward and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries