The following story is from a friend who physically got lost in the swamp. Look how God turned their life into a living testimony. Thank you, Dorinda, for sharing it.
“We have an airboat and decided to try a different trail - we found the spot we were looking for; however, when it came time for us to go home, we took the wrong trails not once but a few times - we even got stuck in the trees and pleaded with God to help us - Jeff had to get out of the boat and get us turned around so we could go back to the original spot - all the while we were scared and felt hopeless - we called a friend who called a friend who came to rescue us - sitting there waiting on our rescue there were buzzards flying above us - when our rescue arrived we were so excited we had been found - same goes with those of us who are lost and trying different ways to find the right way, and when the right way, God, rescues you, it fills you with joy and happiness.”
This story is an example of a living parable. When you least expect it, the devil comes to take what you owe him. We are in this world where he is in charge of testing our loyalty to God. We wander through this land, enjoying our time here on earth, following what we think is our own plan, but it’s the enemy’s plan, and he throws up roadblocks to turn us away from God, and this case, the swamp. After making it to what we assume is our destination, he convinces us into thinking we know our way back, and when we least expect it, turns our lives into chaos and confusion because his way is always the wrong way.
As you can see, when they became lost, the devil showed them signs of their pending doom, the buzzards, which further increased their sense of hopelessness. If you get lost in the swamp of this life, there is only One who can rescue you, and that is Jesus. Today, turn your heart to him and lay all your trouble at his feet. He wants to turn you around and give you the right direction for your life.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6