Weaving our way through life's maze takes Jesus' help


Stream Of Faith
By Charles E. Westbrook

"As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord shall save me." -- Psalm 55:16

Have you ever seen a maze? Most likely you have. They can be found mostly at fairs, and it's hard to get through them. I saw one, but stayed out and watched. Everyone went in circles trying to get out. I saw them run into glass when they thought they were just about out. They discovered that they were getting deeper in the maze. People were trying to coach them out, but it seemed not to work. Finally, they found their way out. 

Going through life is like going into a maze. We often can't find our way out. As soon as we see what's ahead, we just keep on moving until we can get out. It seems hopeless. Sometimes we need a friend to come help us by showing us the way out. After we get out, we promise ourselves that we wouldn't do it again.

When we get in the maze of life, we need someone to help us find our way. At times when we get in a maze, we don't know what to do. Every direction we go seems to trap us. We don't need to worry because Jesus Christ is always there ready to help. He wants to show us the way out. Jesus Christ came and helped us out of life's maze by dying on the cross for our sin. He shows us the way to live for him and walk the right path. He sees us going into trouble, and he takes care of our needs and pain.

We need to remember that in anything we do, Jesus is there with us and wants so much to be a part of our lives, help us and supply our needs. When you find yourself trapped in life's maze, call Jesus Christ.

Westbrook is a member of Pearl United Methodist Church and a regular contributor to the "Advocate."