Steady As She Goes

5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain. Psalm 139:5-6

Steady as she goes is an American naval idiom that is “an instruction from the captain to the helmsman of a ship, to keep the ship heading steadily on the same course regardless of gusts of wind or cross-currents.

We need that kind of direction, don’t we? There are forces all around us that would seek to knock or blow us off course. Sometimes those forces succeed. There are two very different choices we can make at that point: get back on course or continue to veer off course.

If you know you’re lost, it’s much easier to get back to the road if you turn around immediately after you realize you’re lost. The deeper into lost territory you get, the more difficult it will be to make it right again.

We desperately need the Lord to steady us as we go. We get lost and often it’s hard to admit it, so we “get loster.” The sooner we get back in line, the better it will be for us.

Pray for those loving corrections.

One response to “Steady As She Goes”

  1. good words – good advice – unfortunately, the hardest part about correcting our ways is being able to recognize that we are indeed on the wrong road – and it is harder these days since the devil has made things so indistinguishable for us – it has become ever so important that we stay close to God’s ways – closer than we may have ever been.

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