Jeremy Sarber

The Lord determines my steps

On day four of #100DaysToOffload, I’m grateful for God’s providential care.

The last several years have been a whirlwind of big changes and sometimes competing emotions. I resigned as pastor of one church. I helped plant another. My daughter was born. My family and I moved back to our hometown in Indiana. I started a new job as a funeral home chaplain. I survived my first legitimate winter in more than a decade. (Winters in North Carolina don’t count.) My wife and I are expecting our second child, a boy. I may begin a new position at the funeral home.

I’ve had challenges. I’ve had a worry or two. I’ve had lots of joy.

All things considered, I can’t help but praise God for the way he’s led me here. I can almost see the roadmap he drew with every intersection and turn. When I wanted to go left, he steered me to the right. When I wanted to turn around, he pushed me forward. A person’s heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps (Pr 16:9).

I thank God he does.