Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.[a]
I suspect that God included Proverbs 3:5-6 in His Word, because He wanted to reinforce what goes against human nature: trust in God and not in ourselves. It's such a simple request, trust and submit; still, if I were to look back on my life and count all the crooked paths I've taken, I'd be to embarrassed to repeat the total. I am thankful that my loving Father turns me in the right direction when I finally wear myself out running down rabbit trails.
The newest song I uploaded to my Youtube channel, "All Is Well," has had me thinking about the steady paths my grandfather walked. As I remember, he was calm and sure, working hard but without wasted effort.
Yes, Father, make my paths straight.
All Is Well - Ricky Skaggs & The Whites