Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
Wait a minute…a straight path BECAUSE of my oppressors? Pressure from life’s circumstances, financial struggles, ill health, broken relationships, unsaved people, and our own penchant for sin do WHAT????
They push us to God…for help, for comfort, for hope. As we seek to learn God’s way of dealing with these life events, we are on His path, and it is straight.
Notice………He doesn’t just treach us there; He LEADS us on this path. He is, after all, our Good Shepherd.