At the Crossroads


Jeremiah 6:16 says “Stand at the crossroads and look, ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls…” Have you ever been at a crossroads in life, staring at multiple routes to proceed? A specific decision; a treatment plan; a career move; a relationship struggle. Which way should I go? It can be a confusing place with options in multiple directions that seem right. Maybe it goes even deeper for you: should I follow the path of ‘the world’ or the way of Jesus? Jeremiah gives simple instructions which are not hard to understand, the challenge is found in actually following the answer. Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Are you weary and distressed or confused? Is it time to repent, and boldly take steps in the way of Truth which is the path of Jesus? The path to holiness is narrow, but the Holy Spirit walks with you, helping you at each and every turn.

Psalm 91

1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.

4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling,

10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”