HE WILL MAKE STRAIGHT YOUR PATHS

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6, ESV

As educators, we often have more on our plates than we feel we can balance. I don’t think we’re alone. When I talk to friends in other careers—nurses, first responders, pastors—it seems like everyone is stretched thin.

But no matter what you’re struggling to balance or what career you are in, there is great news for believers. Proverbs 3:6 says “he will make straight your paths.” I love the idea of resting in the thought God cares enough to straighten things out for us.

Does that mean everything will be perfect? That our students will pay attention the first time we give an instruction? That our workloads will magically balance out? Not necessarily…The key is remembering what comes before this statement in the Scripture. We are reminded to “trust in the Lord with all your heart” and warned that we should not “lean on your own understanding.” This section of Scripture from Proverbs also kindly reminds us to acknowledge Him in everything.

God sees the big picture. When work and family responsibilities feel like too much or even seem impossible, we can go to Him in prayer. We can trust in Him to get us through whatever challenges we are facing. He already knows how our stories end. He created us for good works. We can rest in that.

Dear God, Thank you that You had a plan for us before we were born. We praise You because You are omniscient and omnipotent. Who You are allows us to rest in You. We confess that at times we forgot to come to You with our burdens. May we rest in You, do the good works You created us for, and remember to acknowledge You in all things. Amen.

Copyright Ashley Rombs.

Ashley is a member and currently teaches in the School of Education at Regent University.

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