One Small Step

…He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.

Psalm 23:3
It looks like a mountain. A giant. A behemoth. It looks impossible. The question is, “What now?”
I shake my head. Something’s got to give. Something’s got to happen. But, what needs to happen?
What will it take? Have you ever gotten to the end of the road and found a previously unseen path?
Having walked in that place before, but maybe not quite so far…soon you found new undiscovered roads. Or maybe you saw the road, and had no desire to go there, at that time. It was in the distance. You were not ready. You had no interest. Now, you ponder, should you have taken that route, or a different route? As you stand now before the mountain, the giant, the behemoth…you ponder, HOW.
How? How did it get to this? How will it be turned around?

I don’t know what mountain stands before you.
I don’t know what giant you’re facing.
I don’t know the behemoth which pursues your every waking hour.
I know it looks impossible.
I know seems dark and the road may not be clearly marked.
I know that you may feel like you have been down the road before.

What I am saying to you. What I am saying to myself, right now is.
Let’s pause and consider the path before us.
 the Great, God that goes before us.
He who marks out the journey…one step at a time.
Journey with me, let’s promise not to turn back.
No giant steps.
Take, one small step
further along the journey.
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart
God, will not despise.

Psalm 51:17

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Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

2 thoughts on “One Small Step

  1. I love this Dawn; when we are in the midst of darkness, it’s so important that we commit to total obedience to the things of God. We need to immerse ourselves in it and apply it to our lives, because the only way to find peace and rest for our souls is to walk on God’s path and do it His way. :)Great post!Blessings and hugs,Denise


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