Feeling Like You Are Walking In Circles? God Sees You In a Beautiful Maze

“You hem me in – behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me.” (Psalm 139:5)

In Elizabeth George’s book, “Loving God with All Your Mind,” she uses the word picture of our lives being a maze through which God leads us. I found a picture book with photos of some lovely garden mazes. As I looked at the pictures, I thought of the above verse.

Mazes can be beautiful and enjoyable to walk in. Sometimes there are benches where we can rest and enjoy the scenery. The tall hedges can provide a feeling of safety and security. We may walk with others and enjoy trying different paths to see where they lead.

Mazes can also be frustrating however. We may go around in circles or down many dead ends which we thought were the way out. We can feel closed in and trapped rather than protected.

For most of us, our lives are probably a mixture of the two experiences. Right now there are many who are experiencing very difficult times. This part of the maze is not enjoyable and it’s easy to feel that God has abandoned us to wander alone. We may feel trapped by our circumstances with seemingly no end in sight to our struggles. Yet God’s hand is still leading us.

Sometimes we reach dead ends where He says “no” or “not now,” but He will turn us around and lead us down a new path. He will provide the benches to rest when we can?t take anymore, and He will bring others alongside us at just the right times.

God created the pattern for our individual mazes of life and He will not let us wander aimlessly without Him. He is with us just as He was with Adam and Eve in the garden–a very real, though unseen, presence. We can be confident that He will help us navigate our paths until we reach the exit to our eternal home.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You have a plan, purpose, and pattern for my life. Thank You that there is no place where Your Spirit does not surround me (Psalm 139), and You will show me the way I should go (Psalm 143:8). Amen.

About the Author:
Bronlynn Spindler lives in VA and is blessed to have the support and encouragement of a wonderful husband and three grown daughters. God?s grace and strength give her the ability to deal with chronic back pain, depression, headaches, and fibromyalgia. You may view her blog of devotionals at http://aplaceofsprings57.blogspot.com.

2 thoughts on “Feeling Like You Are Walking In Circles? God Sees You In a Beautiful Maze

  1. What an awesome post! Lately, I have been finding myself walking in circles and being taking down different paths that I did not intend to go. It has led to a lot of frustration and confusion. But , as I have grown in my faith, I am realizing that everything is being done according to His will and in the end I will prosper. I’m learning to just let Him have his way. Thanks so much for this. I will be coming back for more πŸ™‚


  2. Sorry it has taken me so long to say thanks, but I am blessed that God used His words to speak to you. I need these words as much for myself as any one else πŸ™‚


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