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God Ponders

For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and he ponders all his paths. – Proverbs 5:21

Wherever you are and whatever is happening to you right now, you are not alone. God sees you on the road you are walking today. He sees the steps you may need to take in the next few hours to get through a hard place. Today’s proverb tells us, "a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and he ponders all his paths." This means God not only watches the winding of your road every day, He is also thinking about every step and everything you must step over. WOW!

God is considering your next fork in the road, too—the good choices that lie ahead and the dismal, misery-inducing ones. When He “ponders,” your Father in heaven is reflecting on what you are going to decide. Even though He has known every detail of your life from eternity past, He is still meditating upon it as it plays out. That ought to blow our minds.

"He [God] knows the way that [you] take"(Job 23:10). He wants you to succeed in the testing you are experiencing. Considering His great love for you, do you honestly think He would let you go through more than you can handle? No. He won’t let a hard season knock you off the path of your highest usefulness to His kingdom. And He wants to help you make sure you don’t drive yourself off that high road. He can do this because He sees it all.

God is near to you when your heart is broken, and saves you when your spirit is crushed (Psalm 34:18). God draws close to you during a hardship unlike any other time in your life. Maybe that is why the desperate times of need come. They might be the very moments God is seeking to engineer—times of turning to Him as never before. Are you drawing near to Him?

If this is your moment of desperation and you don’t know how to pray, God even knows that. Romans 8 tells us God’s Spirit prays for us when we don’t have words. Just start praying and sharing your heart. Thank God for knowing the way you take and thinking about every step in your life long before you take it. He is pondering—about you!


  • Describe the fork in the road of life that you are facing.
  • How does knowing God’s complete awareness of the route affect the way you are travelling?


Lord, I admit I often move through distances in my days without giving serious thought to Your awareness of me and Your presence. Thank You for remaining engaged even when I’m not paying attention! Remind me I don’t have to take steps without acknowledging You. Teach me to trust You in all my ways and know that You will direct my paths. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Always True: 5 Great and Precious Promises of God
Always True: 5 Great and Precious Promises of God 

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What if you believed—truly believed with all confidence that God is with you? How would today go for you if you knew without a doubt that God is in control? What would be different in your life if you were sure God is watching and good? What would you risk if you were certain God is victorious? 

Just how would believing God’s promises change your life?  

Ask the greatest Christian you’ll ever meet if they hold on to God’s promises and they’ll all say yes. Believing that God will do what He promises leads to a great life. The greatest Christian you’ll every meet knows, treasures, and is resting in the promises of God. They cling to these assurances that God gives His people so they can walk by faith while they wait for Him to work.

So what exactly does God promise?  In this topical study of what will always be true, Pastor James MacDonald will explore five great and precious promises that God keeps. Enter into this study with anticipation and faith that the God who makes these promises is faithful and true... always true.