"I will go before you, and make straight the crooked ways; I will break the gates of brass, and break the bars of iron. " Isaiah 45: 2
The ways of the world are crooked and dangerous. In His plan to straighten and sanctify the ways of the world, the Lord God selects the people who will be His instruments. In His sovereignty, the Lord blesses the world by calling Cyrus king of Assyria as much as by using Peter, a simple fisherman. And what He granted to Cyrus guarantees for each one of us that we accept to be His disciples. "I will go before you and straighten the crooked paths. I will break the gates of brass and break the bars of iron "(Isaiah 45: 2).
For many of us the tendency is to plan our own way, and when we perceive difficulties and obstacles, we are only now calling on the Lord's help. The Lord knows this. It was He who created us with our limitations. Not to humiliate us, but as an educational resource, which always helps us to better understand our dependence on the Lord.
Educational psychology teaches us that we learn a lot, when we recognize our mistakes and analyze them. Disciples of Christ are blessed because they can be assured of the Lord's leadership on the "path that leads to life." Christ called us to follow him, in a world full of "crooked paths." We have a God who is ahead of us and who straightens out our many deviations.
Pr. Olavo Feijó