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  • Writer's pictureJean-Garry Olivier Jr

Rooted in the Word: How to Navigate Today’s World

Updated: Sep 30, 2023

We are overwhelmed with distractions, worries, and doubts. It is essential to be grounded in the Word of God. The Word of God serves as a shield, protecting from the fiery darts of distraction in the world. It gives clarity and is a firm foundation on which we can stand.

Anchor in the Truth

The truth of and the reality of God anchors us in this ever-changing world. Being rooted in the Word means we are anchored by what it says and not shaken when the world around us is on fire.


Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Let us break this down in basic terms:

“Your word is a lamp for my feet…” Here, we see that God’s Word is like a lamp that provides guidance in the dark, and the Word of God brings light into our situations for us to make better decisions to navigate this world.

“…a light on my path.” Here, we see that it is not just for short-term moments that God provides guidance, but He provides for this life’s journey “my path.” The Word of God shows us and reveals roadblocks and potential pitfalls that would derail us in this journey, so He leads us according to His plan and purpose.

Navigating Life

The Bible gives strength and guidance when facing life’s obstacles and uncertainties. Relying on the Bible to navigate the turmoils of life can help find the peace of mind, hope, and strength to endure the trials of life.


Proverbs 3:5-6 reads, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Let us break this down in basic terms:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart…” Here, we see a total dependence on God, which must be done with an individual's whole being. It is about trusting God in every aspect of our lives, even when things do not make sense.

“…and lean not on your own understanding;” Here, we have a warning to not depend on human thoughts, knowledge, and reasoning. Human beings are limited in their wisdom, while God is limitless in His wisdom, and He is the one who gives understanding.

“…in all your ways submit to him,” God is to be recognized in everything we do. Surrendering everything to Him and asking His approval with what we do.

“…and he will make your paths straight.” Here, we see a promise: when God is our anchor, and we surrender to His will and His way, He will give direction and faithful guide us when He is the priority in our lives.

Get Involved

How has the Word of God been able to help you navigate life’s obstacles and challenges? Share your thoughts and experience with me through audio, video, or by writing it? I would love to hear or see you (drop a video).


Have you considered Jesus? Jesus is the only one we can truly experience a transformed life. I invite you to receive Him today as your Lord and Savior. Romans 10:9 says, “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” There is assurance in these words. Please let me know if you made the decision to follow Jesus. I would love to celebrate with you.


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