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Blazing a Trail

Take a new grip with your tired hands, stand firm on your shaky legs and mark out a straight, smooth path for your feet so that those who follow you, though weak and lame, will not fall and hurt themselves, but become strong.
Hebrews 12:12,13 tlb

But, Lord, I’m hurting. I need direction. How in the world can I possibly mark the path for someone else when I’m going in circles myself? And it is such an awesome responsibility to think that someone following me might be weak and lame and depending on me.

Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, For I am your God. I will strengthen you, Surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you With My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

He just reminded me that He is with me. Oh, why do I keep forgetting that? He gives me a firm grip. He enables me to stand with dignity and strength. He’s holding my hand. God. Holding my hand. Incredible!

If I truly believe this—if I walk in it—then what can come into my life to cause me to flounder? I simply must think through these things.

He uses the word “surely,” doesn’t He? Could He be asking, “Are you telling me that you still don’t understand?”; When we use “surely,” it usually means that we’re either exasperated at trying to convince someone of our point or utterly baffled that they didn’t realize it in the first place.

All right. I accept this as Truth for me.

Therefore, I know that I can stand firm. I can mark a trail. I can be a leader for someone who might be weak and lame . . .

oh, not in my strength, but in His!

About the Author

Anabel spent decades teaching in many contexts through Lifetime Guarantee Ministries. She has taught countless others how to have a genuine intimate faith and a sound marriage. She shared from her heart about living from the heart. Lifetime’s beloved founder and mentor passed away November 7, 2010. Her legacy and influence are timeless and priceless.