The sinking of the Titanic was an early 20th century tragedy of epic proportions. At the time, it seemed impossible that this “unsinkable” ship would experience anything but smooth sailing on its maiden voyage. Yet, after striking an iceberg that lay almost undetected under the surface of the cold Atlantic waters, the Titanic began its descent to the bottom of the ocean floor in just a few short hours after the fateful collision.
As with the Titanic, sometimes the greatest dangers in our relationships aren’t terribly obvious – instead, they lay just beneath the surface. While these proverbial “icebergs” have the capacity to do great harm, if we will take the opportunity to ascend to our Father, He can open our eyes to potential hazards – both seen and unseen.
Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness, (Psalm 26.2-3).
There have been occasions when I have relied on my own instincts and inclinations when navigating troubled waters in relationships. Yet, over time I have found that great planning and good intentions are no substitute for God’s guiding hand in my life. When I rest in His unfailing love and faithfulness and choose to let Him examine my intentions and thoughts, I know He will lead me in the way that is best for me, reveal unknown dangers, and protect me from treacherous relational collisions.
Are you dealing with a difficult issue in a relationship and need insight? Let me encourage you to turn everything over to the One who cares for you and is faithful in guiding you through The Path of a Peacemaker.
Up Ahead on “The Path”…
In next week’s post, we’ll start the Reflect portion of our journey on The Path of a Peacemaker. Thank you, friends, for reading and sharing the blog!
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Dale Pyne – CEO, Peacemaker Ministries
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