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Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For in You do I trust;
Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
For I lift up my soul to You.
— Psalm 143:8 (NKJV)

Throughout the Bible we find numerous references to God making our paths straight and directing our steps, to leading us on paths of righteousness and in the way we should go ðŸ‘‰

To be really honest I've struggled with this at times. How do I know what those paths are? I know my righteousness comes from Jesus alone (2 Cor 5:21), and when I'm delighting myself in Him, in His Word, He will give me the desires of my heart (Ps 37:4). But all too often I find myself trying to second guess what God wants for my life; what direction I should be heading in - business or ministry? Or maybe both? 

This morning, and not for the first time, I read Psalm 143. But for the first time I really noticed verse 8, and it stopped me in my tracks. Rather than trying to work out the paths of my life, I can ask God to "cause me" to know them ðŸ˜®

Lord I pray that you will cause me to hear Your lovingkindness THIS morning, for in You I do trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk TODAY, for I lift up my soul to You. Amen ðŸ™