Psalm 119 in the Bible has a 176 different verses. It's actually the longest chapter in the Bible. The common thread through all of these is that God's Word can serve as a map for you and I to navigate our lives. Let me give you just a few examples.
Psalm 119:9 says, “How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word.”
Psalm 119:19 says, “I am only a foreigner in the land. Don’t hide your commands from me!”
Psalm 119:24 says, “Your laws please me; they give me wise advice.”
Psalm 119:25 says, “I lie in the dust; revive me by your word.”
Psalm 119:28 says, “I weep with sorrow, encourage me by your word.”
Psalm 119:32 says, “I will pursue your commands, for you expand my understanding.”
Here's what I see in just these six verses: a clear road map for a couple of different scenarios that you and I probably face on a regular basis. No one likes to go to bed feeling horrible right? No one wants to pillow their head at night regretting the choices they've made. According to verse 9, you and I can live a life free of regret if we look to God's Word.
What about trying to make the best decisions in life? According to verse 19, verse 24 and verse 32 you and I can have success if we look to God's Word. "Okay, here we go, now's he's getting preachy." That's not my goal, but let's just think for a minute about why you clicked on this link to begin with. You obviously were curious about how to better navigate life. Perhaps it's time to consider that what we've been doing up until this point hasn't been working as well as we'd hoped.
Ever been down in the dumps? Of course, we all have. We lose a loved one, our marriage isn't what we'd thought it would be, friends have turned away for one reason or another, work's tough. There are lots or reasons we struggle but here's the best news. God's Word helps us to navigate those tough parts as well. According to verses 25 and 28 we can be revived and encouraged by the truth of God's Word. God's Word can allow our problems to have a point.
Here's my encouragement to you. Give God's Word a try. There are bunches of easy reading plans out there. Bible Gateway has a bunch that are super easy to start with. It's Thanksgiving Day, start by being thankful for what God has given you in His Word. Be encouraged and keep moving forward.