My son, do not lose sight of these things. Use priceless wisdom and foresight.
Then they will mean life for you, and they will grace your neck.
Then you will go safely on your way, and you will not hurt your foot.
Lord, I’ll follow wherever You lead
pressing my feet into Your footprints
making sure each step is secure.
Your word is a lamp unto my feet
and a flashlight onto my path
giving me strength to walk without mishap.
If I should stumble along the way
Your hand will uphold me so I stay
upright and steady with each passing day.
As You clear the way for me
Your wisdom only will I seek
tall weeds will be no hindrance
as I place each step in Your deep Presence.
~Marcell Warner Bridges
©18 March 2018
“You have a stress fracture in your foot,” Dr. Katy said.
I wasn’t exactly surprised. My foot had been larger than life for over a week. But I had been stubborn and waited to go to the doctor thinking it would go away, quit hurting, and return to normal size.
My daughter asked me what a stress fracture is. I told her it’s like a crack in the ground. It starts out small, but over time it gets bigger and widens until it suddenly breaks open becoming a hole in the ground.
In order to keep my foot from breaking further, I am wearing an orthopedic boot. This boot fits snuggly, keeping my foot from bending, giving me security to walk.
How do we walk securely with God? What keeps us from completely breaking apart when we feel so fractured?
The wisdom of the Lord.
We must ask God to guide our steps in His wisdom as we seek His truth through His word.
When we seek the Lord with all of our heart, we will find Him. And He will put His strong arms around us, like the velcro around my boot, and hold us securely keeping us from falling.
From My Heart to Yours,
Proverbs 3:21-23 from GOD’S WORD® Translation