Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105
Was last year tough? Did it seem like you had more steps backward than forward? Did you feel alone in the struggle?
God promises to lead you down a path when you cannot see in the darkness. If you are confused or lonely or afraid, He will lead you forward if you look to him. I remember going to a cottage of a friend of ours that was in the deep woods. If you came in at night you had to park your car and then walk a long narrow path through the woods. It was so dark your eyes would not adjust to the sky so you could see where you were going. The only thing that was visible was the next step lit by a flashlight. After stepping over rocks, roots, and along the path, eventually we would make it to the front porch of the cottage. This experience really helped me to understand the above verse. Sometimes you really cannot see where God is taking you, and it seems dark as night in the woods. Only He can guide your footsteps.
Prayer; Lord, help me to look to you to light my life path when I cannot see where I am going. Help me not to get distracted by things going on around me. Help me not to give into despair but to trust that you are taking me to a better place.