Blessed by the Fork in the Road


There are times in life when we’re traveling along

in the plans as we thought them to be.

All the while God knows there is change up ahead

in the future He already sees.

And then we arrive at that unexpected place

where we realize we must choose left or right;

Like a fork in the road going opposite directions

-as different as day is to night.

We pray and press through, while seeking God’s wisdom

to discern the right path to take;

Knowing God cares about the changes & trials

and every decision we make.

As hard is it is….we make our choice

and start moving in a pathway that’s new;

Gathering our courage….moving forward in faith

for the thing we’re committed to do.

Then, little by little, we start to adjust

as we see God as sovereign and sweet.

For He never abandons the ones who love Him

and bring all their cares to His feet.

And we come to see the decision we made

not as something to shake up our plans,

Because we see God working in a different arena

doing things as only He can.

Time becomes a treasure….His peace becomes our pleasure

as His Spirit takes the weight of our load.

Life’s a great journey and God gets all the glory

when we’re blessed by the fork in the road.


©Sheila Gosney