If this is the road You have chosen for me, then let me walk it joyfully —
other roads look fairer by far, but they don’t lead to where You are.
this is Your road, You have chosen my way, You walk it with me day by day.
this is not the road that I would choose, to travel here I must learn to lose–
my grip on things I would hold dear; to make this journey, let go of fear
to follow this road You have chosen for me, You alone secure my destiny.
though I can’t see the road when darkness grows, it’s Your hand that guides me til daylight shows
my path again, the road You chose; so full of sorrows, full of woes– still-
if this is the road You have chosen for me, I will walk it gladly with no complaint-
You give strength to the weary, I will walk and not faint.
if this be my road, then let me rejoice; let me listen always to hear Your voice-
this road is full of twists and turns, I have to trust, I can’t discern-
but at its end Your face I’ll see, because this is the road You chose for me.
“There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” (Proverbs 14:12)
“in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:6)
” . . . For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
sincerely, Grace Day