One of my favorite verses in Scripture is Proverbs 16:9, “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.”
I have found this verse to be incredibly comforting. When I was in college trying to figure out “what I was going to be,” and planning my life course, I rested firmly on this verse. I knew that I had a goal and plan to get there. But that also added some stress.
What if I failed! What if I was not able to get there. What if my plans were not complete.
The reality is that God is more concerned with the steps along the way than our planned destination. He takes careful attention in directing the step. The next step in the journey. The destination is important, but the process in getting there is more important.
I love this verse. I love knowing that God is directing my steps and they may not lead to the path I have planned. But the journey is the important process.
What are you favorite verses and why? What has God revealed to you in His word? What nugget do you hold to?