How Do You Know?

Robert Frost wrote of two roads diverging in a yellow wood. His famous poem “The Road Not Taken” speaks to choices we all face.

Jesus addressed the same issue, telling of a broad way and a narrow way. The narrow road leads to life, He said, “and only a few find it.”

How do we know? How do we choose?

It would be so much easier if there were no choice, if life just stretched out before me and I didn’t have to consider which path to follow.

Every day I’m faced with choices, and often I can’t see far enough ahead to tell if I’m making the right decision.

But what I do know is that God is faithful. He tells me that I can ask for wisdom and He will give it.
James 1:5

He tells me that if I trust Him, He will show me which path to take. Proverbs 3:6

I guess it boils down to just that: trust. Do I really trust Him to give me the right answer? And do I trust Him enough to know that He does give me the right answer—even when things don’t work out the way I thought they would?

My faithful God sees much farther down the road than I ever will. But better still, He’s on that road with me.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding.”
Proverbs 3:5.