Have You Ever Felt Lost?

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Being lost is more than an unsettling feeling, it can be terrifying. Sometimes we feel a little lost in life. The big plans we had didn’t turn out like we wanted. The person we trusted wasn’t worthy of our trust. The promotion you thought you needed didn’t happen and now you have some big decisions to make. There are any number of life circumstances that can create that feeling of being lost. Even when we’ve had lots of experiences in life, sometimes we just aren’t prepared for what’s coming next.  Sometimes we even feel spiritually lost – like God is far away and doesn’t seem to be present like He used to be. 

This is a human experience – believe me, you’re not alone! I could give you a pep talk with several things you could do to turn around that lost feeling and start feeling like a winner again in five easy steps. But you’d know it’s not that simple. Life is complicated and there aren’t any simple answers. 

I am sure the disciples felt like like was coming unglued when they heard Jesus talking about leaving them. He had to go to the cross. He had to die. They had given up everything to follow him. When everything you expected and counted on is gone – what do you do then? That’s when Thomas said, in effect, we don’t know what to do. When you don’t know what to do, listen to Jesus. 

I AM THE WAY. Finding our way through this life can be complex and a struggle. Keep  your eyes on Jesus and listen to Him. He will show you the way.

I AM THE TRUTH. We feel so lost because there are so many voices we can listen to. They seem wise, smart, even provocative. But what we really need is truth – and Jesus gives us that above all.

I AM THE LIFE. Real life is found only in Jesus. Have you ever doubted that? Wandered off on your own? Decided you could find your own way? Only to discover that none of that works out. 

I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. – John 14:6

I hope if you’re feeling lost today, you’ll turn your attention to Jesus to reroute your path to His way, to hear the truth from the Son of God, to experience life found when we make our way to the Father. The disciples found out that this was so true – in ways they couldn’t anticipate! And I have found that to be true as well. So will you.