I am traveling this week with my husband to see our son, Abel, graduate from the Army National Guard Basic Training. I hope you don't mind, but I'm posting re-runs this week on my blog. (It is interesting, to me, to read what I post a year or so ago. I hope you are blessed, too.

"Thou hast enlarged my steps under me,
that my feet did not slip."
Psalm 18:36 (KJV)

Arms outstretched
knees flexed
breath held
pulse racing

Have you ever walked across a narrow board? Maybe it was in gym class on a balance beam. Maybe it was a fallen log across a stream. Maybe it was a support beam in a barn. Whatever it may have been, the sensation was all the same. You just KNEW you were going to fall. You felt like you were in a circus's high wire act.

But, many of us could easily walk a line across the floor of a gymnasium without losing our balance. What's the difference?

The difference is our sense of danger. When we fear something MIGHT happen, we lose our focus. We don't trust our surroundings. The narrow path feels even narrower. We look down to the rushing water or the far-away floor and panic
- causing us to lose our balance.

God tells us that He will "enlarge our steps." He is the Almighty God, and He is taking care of us. We need not fear the dangers around us. The path will feel wider and safer. We can walk with confidence and faith because our God is in control.
We have nothing to fear.

In the story of Pilgrim's Progress, Christian walks through a dark and frightening path at night. There are fire pits and screaching and evil threats. He ignores the sounds around him and continues straight toward a soft and comforting voice ahead of him. In the morning, he looks back and sees deep pits and dangers that were on either side of the path, but his mind was on the Voice of the Lord and not the dangers around him.

Lord, help me to listen to Your voice so that I won't fear what MIGHT happen to me. Let me trust in Your will and care. Enlarge my steps so that my feet will not slip. In Jesus' Name, Amen

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