The Steps of a Good Man

Tim Lynn/

Psalm 37:23-24- “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: And he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: For the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.” Your steps are ordered or prepared by God. He has a perfectly planned path for your life. It has already been established and planned by a perfect God.

Even though God has planned out the steps for your life, you have to take the steps yourself. Each day you must take the effort to walk with God and stay on His path for your life.

No matter how hard you try and how good you are in life, you will fall. You will mess up, but God will not leave you there. God promises us in Hebrews 13:5- “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Once you have been restored to the path, just keep walking. James 4:8- “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.” Stay close to God and keep walking in His will.

Many people in this world unnecessarily complicate life. They try to find their way and their purpose for life without God. They keep seeking something and usually end up just following whatever their heart desires. Why doesn’t that work? Because God tells us in Jeremiah 17:9- “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

There is no need to try and figure out your life and what is best. That has already been figured out for you. All you have to do is follow Him by faith. You must seek God and trust Him daily, and then you will delight in His way. You will be satisfied and will have a great life, but not a life without difficulty. You will fall, but you will have a life that is filled with joy and happiness.