Sunday Devotions 2023

Have You Gone Astray? ~ Sunday Devotion

We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6 (NIV)

We’ve all gone astray. At one time or another, we’ve gone our own way. In fact, you might be going your own way right now. At no time does it mean we are not His. Like a good shepherd and a caring father, He always has His eye on us. But it does mean we’ve chosen to go our own way, to do our own thing. We’ve given into the temptation of the world, or we think we know a better way. 

I spent many years chasing diets, gimmicks, and quick fixes. I’d pray to the Lord about it, then I’d go astray to seek out my own way of doing things. Well, not even my own way. I’d get trapped by shiny object syndrome and follow the latest diet craze or guru. The grass is always greener, right? Here I was safe in the Lord’s care, having Him provide my every need, leading me if I’d follow, but instead I chose to go astray. I looked for love and acceptance in all the wrong places and by all the wrong means. His love and acceptance is enough. It’s all you and I need. 

Have you gone astray? Our good shepherd is ready to welcome you back into the fold. Will you return? Share on X

Thankfully, He kept me within sight and welcomed me back into the fold. Staying within the safety of His boundaries and allowing Him to guide me is a much more peaceful place to be. He wants to restore you and keep you safe in His arms too. Will you return?

Action Step: Have you gone astray? Are you wandering in some area of your life? Do you need peace? It’s time to return to the cover of the Lord’s protection. Stay within the bounds of His safety and let Him be your guide. That’s where true freedom abides. 

Happy Sunday!

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