Show me the way, show me the way. / Take me tonight to the river / and wash my illusions away. / Please, show me the way.

Show me the way, show me the way. / Bring me tonight to the mountain / and take my confusion away. / And show me the way.

Show me the way, show me the way. / Give me the strength and the courage / to believe that I'll get there someday. / And please show me the way.

Styx in “Show Me The Way” (1990)

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My future is in your hands. Don’t hand me over to my enemies, to all who are out to get me! Shine your face on your servant; save me by your faithful love!

Psalm 31:15-16

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There is a lot of conversation right now about opening up. When will schools, churches, restaurants, sports arenas, and all of the other public places open back up? And what will it look like when they do?

At this point in time, many of these questions remain unanswerable. For some, living without answers is very difficult. But the Psalm reminds us that our future is in God’s hand. We don’t know what tomorrow will hold, let alone next week or next year. One thing we can cling to in this time of the unknown is that God does know, and that God is already preparing us for that future.

As the days of isolation and anxiety stretch on, trust that God is in control. If only we pay attention, God will show us the way.

Leigh Benish

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God of my life, I don’t know what is coming next, but I trust that you do and that you desire a future for me filled with hope and love. Help me listen for your Spirit, and show me the way. Amen.

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Through Jesus Christ, and by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, God provides guidance for us each step of the way.

Go and follow this guidance, full of courage and trust, knowing that God loves you infinitely and will not lead you astray.

Leigh Benish

Rev. Leigh Benish is the pastor of Hill United Presbyterian Church in Butler, PA. Originally from Iowa, she served churches in Iowa, Missouri, and Texas before moving to Pennsylvania in 2018. She lives in Butler with her spouse, David, an accountant for a health insurance company, and their young son, Gabriel.

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