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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6

The journey through life seems anything but easy. It is filled with turns, bumps, rocky potholes, and even dead ends. Sometimes it might be a steep climb through rough conditions. How can this be called a straight path?

The Hebrew word translated “straight” in this passage can also mean smooth, and sometimes it is used figuratively to mean right or correct. Various translations of this verse lean one way or another. Perhaps they both are correct.

As we acknowledge God working in every part of our life, He guides us along the perfect path. We recognize the right way to go, because we recognize God’s leading. “Acknowledge” means that we know Him and we have experience with who He is, and He is becoming a vital part of everything we do and everything we are. We are learning to know God and His love for us.

This is why the path is straight and smooth. In our own strength and our own understanding, it may seem difficult or even impossible. But we travel it trusting in the power and wisdom of God our Father. Every step we see His love and guidance. We are on the right path, and we are being lead by the creator of all things who loves us dearly. Now that is the simple way to go—the easy path!


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