“I will sing in the valley like I’m on the mountaintop. Circumstances change, but my God does not.” I heard those words in a song last week and was reminded that God is my constant companion, whether in the valley or on the highest mountain and because He is with me I will praise Him. I can praise Him by singing, and with my words. Even my actions can tell the ones I meet that He is with me and worthy to be praised as the Bible says in 2 Samuel 22:4 and again in Psalm 18:3. “I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.”

Thinking of this reminded me of what David says in Psalm 5:8 as he talks to God. I may be taking this out of context, as I’m sure I do many times, but I can only tell you what it says to me. I read, “Make thy way straight before my face,” and I see a road with twists and turns as it begins to straighten and the rough places become smooth. God sees the path I travel, and then He many times removes obstacles that are in my path and straightens turns making my travel safe and sure. Sometimes God will place something or someone in my way. More often than not it is a sister who needs a word of encouragement; sometimes she brings the encouragement for me.

At times like these, I am amazed at the faithfulness of God as He makes the way straight, directs my path, lights my way, adds all that I need, and removes things that could be a stumbling block in my daily walk.

It’s a blessing knowing that God not only walks with me but in His love for me He goes before me preparing the way I should go.

By Wilda Caplinger