In His Presence, There is Fullness of Joy
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; prayer, that goeth not out for feigned lips.”
“Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.”
As we travel down the path of life, the Lord will make the path very clear. The right path of life leads you to do what is right. You know you are on the right path by the peace that comes as you choose to do what is right. Sin draws you away from God’s presence and the right path. When you continue in sin, you travel down a path farther and farther away from God. You feel lost and alone, far away from home. The steps to get back home can be found in His Word.
The Psalmist declares “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” (Psalms 119:105)
Just like Adam, we still run and hide from God when we feel guilt or shame. When we have sinned, we need to run toward Him for forgiveness. We need to say, as David did, “I said, Lord, be merciful to me: heal my soul; for I have sinned” (Psalm 41:4). We are all, at times, like a prodigal son that needs to run back home. As we repent, we begin walking on the right path to our Heavenly Father, who is always waiting at the door for us with His arms open wide to receive us.
Pray and ask God to help you to get back on the right path that will lead you home.