Should I go left or should I go right?
If I go left I’ll be in a place strange and new.
If I turn right, some people will put up a fight.
How? How will I know what to do?
If I keep on straight, will life stay the same,
Or if step back will my plans go up in flames?
I think so deeply about my actions,
I am blinded to these pondering distractions,
Terrified my choices will be made in error.
When did I forget I am an image-bearer?
I may be a writer, a friend, and many other things.
But these simply surface what people see.
The fact is I am a child of the King.
How quickly I forget this royal decree.
When I placed my trust in Christ years ago,
He claimed me as His very own.
Each day He delights in helping me grow.
Each care and worry to Him is known.
Who is this King on mine?
He was there when it all began.
The heavens and billions of stars?
Yes, that was Him—all part of His plan,
As was the beautiful creation of man.
Adam and Eve tried to de-god the true God,
And although their choice left an everlasting stain,
The promised Son would bear the brunt of the rod,
Sacrificing Himself to free man from sin’s chain.
He has been present in every page of history.
No chapter has ever surprised Him.
Every line of what was, is, and will be is part of His story.
His faithfulness is the chorus of our lifelong hymn.
Each year brings the both/and,
Both reasons to celebrate the joys of blessings
And seasons to lament unbearable testings.
Still, He is the Father who always extends His hand.
He rejoices with me in the days of sun
And weeps with me in the shadow of sorrow.
His work is never done.
His kindness is the sunrise of all my tomorrows.
In Him, all things hold together,
He holds my hand no matter the weather.
So when it comes to deciding to go left or right,
Anxiety flees, for He is my guiding Light.
Crossroads will come throughout my days,
But when I walk hand in hand with my King,
My worries begin to fade.
Walking with Him is everything.