Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. I am severely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to your word! Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me your rules. I hold my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget your law. The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts. Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.
It is hard to know where to go, it is hard to know what to do. This confusion is one of the hallmarks of being human. We do not always know the way. We spend so much of our life confused, we have no idea who to believe. This can be so painful — until you realize that that is normal for the world, and that’s why we look to God instead. The word of God is a light to our feet — it shows us the way so that we can walk straight — so that we can go somewhere worth going. This Psalm is in part about scripture, yes. Indeed there is so much wisdom in scripture for showing us the way in life. But it is ultimately about Christ, the Word made flesh. He is the Word to end all words. He is the path. He is the one that turns us from being lost, to being found. Pray that you would not walk alone in your confusion, but that by studying the word of God and relying on the Word made Flesh you would find the way, the truth and the life.