“He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights. You have enlarged my steps, to keep me from slipping”(Psalm 18:33, 36).
Many English translations say “You have enlarged my path,” but the word used most often means a step taken. The difference is, though none of us like the difficult parts of the journey, God doesn’t want you to focus on praying for the circumstances to change nearly so much as he wants you to focus on how he’s empowering you to deal with them.
When you can’t see anything but how hard the road is, you feel alone, and your steps are shaky and insecure. But you aren’t alone. You’re learning to walk with Jesus in this place. With every purposeful step you take with him, you’re becoming more peaceful, joyful, wise, and powerful. You’re moving ahead with confidence, leaving fear far behind, and able to handle anything along your way.