“We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps” Prov. (16:9). “What he (Jesus) opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open” (Rev. 3:7). “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 your paths straight” (Prov. 3:5-6)


Lord Jesus, life is filled with choices. Some decisions before us are “no-brainers,” and some require nothing more than sanctified common sense. Others tie us in knots, rob us of sleep, and keep us second-guessing. These Scriptures remind us that our choices aren’t sovereign and ultimate, only you are. Make this truth sweeter and more peace-giving than ever.

Trust the Lord with all your heart?”—Jesus, we have endless reasons to love and trust you, with everything we have and are. You created us for your glory, saved us by your grace, and are working in all things for our good. You’re not pulling for us from afar; you’re shepherding us up close and right now. Help us realize some decisions are more like a circle than a dot—a circle which gives us several good options from which to choose.

Because of you, Jesus, we’re standing in grace, rooted in your love, and resting in your “step-determining” sovereignty. We no longer have to live as though life is a “3-door option-factory,” with only one door leading to “blessing,” and the other two leading to disaster. Life isn’t tied to making the right decisions, but trusting the right Lord, and that is you, Jesus. So Very Amen.