On the road to life, what is yours like? It is a congested highway with all your daily demands bumper to bumper moving at a snail’s pace? Or is it a pleasant country road with wide open spaces stretched out to either side dotted with wildflowers hugging fence posts? It is a tree-lined city street in a neighborhood with neat houses all in a row?
Mine seems destined to be a bumpy one with pot holes everywhere. Always has been. My sister often says she wishes she could take half of the burdens God brings me. At times, it seems I swerve one hassle after another. Nothing goes smoothly. Nothing is simple when I am trying to get from point A to point B.
In Isaiah it says that God will make straight pathways in the desert to prepare the way of the Lord. He also says in 26:7 The path of the righteous is level. Straight? Level? Does that mean I am not righteous?
No I am not – not on my own. Only through the Blood of Christ are any one of us made to be righteous. The rest of the verse clarifies: You [the LORD] make level the way of the righteous.
God can be our shock absorbers along the road of life. He can make any road a smooth ride, no matter how congested, bumpy, torn up, or serene. Even scenic country roads have hazards. Newly repaired city streets can be as smooth as glass.
It is not so much what the road of life destined for us to looks like as it is about what vehicle are we choose to go down it? Is it one of our own choices, or is it a more Heavenly one that never breaks down or fails? In the arms of our Savior, the road to life can seem level and straight. He cushions the bumps.